Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From Facing Dancers, a R-H Mini-Wave, or other applicable 8-dancer formations.

Pass In:
Pass Thru; Face In (individually turn 1/4 toward the center of the set).

Pass Out:
Pass Thru; Face Out (individually turn 1/4 away from the center of the set).

Ends in a Couple.

Pass In
From Facing Lines:

 
 
before
Pass In
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From Eight Chain Thru:

 
 
before
Pass In
 after
From an unusual formation:

 
 
before
Pass In
 after

Pass Out
From Facing Lines:

 
 
before
Pass Out
 after
From Eight Chain Thru:

 
 
before
Pass Out
 after

Notes:

Pass Right | Left [NOL]: From Facing Dancers or a R-H Mini-Wave. Pass Thru; Face Right | Left (individually turn 1/4 in place to the Right | Left). Ends in a R-H | L-H Mini-Wave.

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

1/4 In | Out [A1] (Jim Faulkenberry and Clarence Watson 1959): From a Couple or Mini-Wave. Individually turn 1/4 toward (1/4 In) or away from (1/4 Out) your Partner (the adjacent dancer). If you do not have a Partner, turn 1/4 toward or away from the center of the smallest applicable sub-formation you can find.

Split Pass In | Out [NOL]: From Facing Couples or other applicable formations. Pass Thru; 1/4 In | Out (i.e., in your 4-dancer setup do a Pass In | Out).

Slide Thru [Mainstream] (Harlan Moody 1965): From Facing Dancers or a R-H Mini-Wave. Pass Thru; Girls Face Left as Boys Face Right. Opposite sex dancers end as a Couple; Two Boys end in a R-H Mini-Wave; Two Girls end in a L-H Mini-Wave. Slide Thru is a sex-dependent call.

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