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Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
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Pair Off [A1]
   (Ed Gaut 1959)

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From applicable formations (Facing Lines, Eight Chain Thru, or designated dancers (Heads or Sides) from a Squared Set). EN: 10

Walk forward if necessary to meet the facing dancer, then Face Out (individually turn 1/4 to face away from the center of the set). EN: 20

From a Squared Set:

Heads Pair Off
From Eight Chain Thru:

Pair Off
From Facing Lines:

Pair Off

  • Dancers must be facing each before a Pair OffEN: 30
  • Face Out is relative to the center of the set. EN: 40
  • Historically Pair Off has been called from a Starting Double Pass Thru. In this case, Centers Pair Off and Step Ahead, then original Ends Step Ahead and Pair Off (i.e., Cross Concentric Pair Off). This usage of Pair Off is no longer considered appropriate. EN: 50

Face In | Out [MSV]:
Individually turn 1/4 in place toward (Face In) or away from (Face Out) the center of the set. EN: 110

Divide & Pair [C4]:
From a Starting Double Pass Thru, Trade By, or other applicable formations. Centers Pair Off as Ends 1/4 Out and Cross Fold. Columns end in an Eight Chain Thru formation. EN: 115

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17-June-2024 04:39:10
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