Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

FAQ  |
Index -->  Plus  |  A1  |  A2  |  C1  |  C2  |  C3A  |  C3B  |  C4  |  NOL  |
Definitions (Text Only) -->  Plus  |  A1  |  A2  |  C1  |  C2  |  C3A  |  C3B  |  C4  |  NOL  |
 Find call:

Partner Hinge -- [A1]
(author unknown)
 A1:

From a Mini-Wave or Couple only.

Ends in a Mini-Wave.

From a Couple:

 beforePartner Hinge after
From a Right-Hand Mini-Wave:

 beforePartner Hinge after
From a Left-Hand Mini-Wave:

 beforePartner Hinge after

Notes:
• A Hinge is 1/2 of a Trade.

• Single Hinge [Mainstream]
• From a Mini-Wave. Arm Turn 1/4.
• Partner Hinge [A1]
• From a Couple. As one movement, face each other and Step to a Right-Hand Mini-Wave.

The word 'Single' or 'Partner' is optional, as 'Hinge' sufficiently describes this movement.

The caller usually uses the term 'Single Hinge' from a Mini-Wave, and 'Partner Hinge' from a Couple.

• Dancers doing the call must be adjacent, either in a Couple or in a Mini-Wave.
From a Line of 4, it is inappropriate to call Ends Partner Hinge, even though the Ends could do 1/2 of a Trade.

Couples Hinge [Mainstream] (Ron Schneider 1970): From a One- or Two-Faced Line. Do 1/2 of a Couples Trade. Ends in a Two-Faced Line.

Couples Hinge & Trade [C4] (Ron Schneider 1969): From Parallel Two-Faced Lines or Back-to-Back Lines. Couples Hinge; Center Couples Trade; all As Couples Face In. Ends in a Double Pass Thru Formation.

Single Hinge & Trade [C4] (Ron Schneider 1969): From a Non-T-Bone 2x2. Hinge; Centers Trade; all Roll.

CALLERLAB definition for Partner Hinge

Choreography for Partner Hinge