Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From an applicable 2 x 2 or "Z".

Leaders Peel Off as Trailers Trail Off.

A Mini-Wave Box ends in a Wave; Tandem Couples end in a One-Faced Line.

From a R-H Mini-Wave Box:

 
 
before
Peel & Trail
 after
From Tandem Couples:

 
 
before
Peel & Trail
 after
From a L-H "Z":

 
 
before
Peel & Trail
 after
From a T-Bone 2 x 2:
(used only at C1 or above)

 
 
before
Peel & Trail
 after

Notes:

Peel Off [Plus] (Howard Liffick 1962): From an applicable 2 x 2 (usually a Mini-Wave Box or Tandem Couples) or a "Z". As one movement, Leaders flip away (180°) from the center of the 4-dancer formation and step forward if necessary as the Trailers step forward if necessary and U-Turn Back by turning away from the center of the 4-dancer formation. A Non-T-Bone starting formation always ends in a Line.

Trail Off [A2] (Jim Gammalo 1962): From an applicable 2 x 2 (usually a Mini-Wave Box or Tandem Couples) or "Z". As one movement, Leaders step forward if necessary, run (180° toward the center of the 4-dancer formation) & veer out as the Trailers step forward if necessary and Trade (passing left-shoulders if facing the same direction). A Non-T-Bone starting formation always ends in a Line. In particular, a Mini-Wave Box ends in a Two-Faced Line, and Tandem Couples end in a One-Faced Line. Trail Off is a Cross Peel Off.

Trail & Peel [C4] (Lee Kopman 1966): From an applicable 2 x 2 or "Z". Leaders Trail Off as Trailers Peel Off. A Mini-Wave Box ends in a Wave; Tandem Couples end in a One-Faced Line.

Peel And anything [NOL]: From an applicable 2x2 or "Z". Leaders Peel Off as Trailers step forward if necessary and do the anything call.

Peel & Trail The Wave [C4]: From Parallel Waves. Complete The Tag (Extend Twice); Peel & Trail. Ends in Facing Lines.

Peel The Top [Plus] (Melvin Roberts 1973): From an applicable 2x2 or "Z". Leaders Peel Off as Trailers Step Forward if necessary; all Fan The Top. A Non-T-Bone starting formation ends in a Wave. Peel The Top is like a Peel & Trail followed by a Lockit.

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