Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From an applicable 2 x 2 (usually a Mini-Wave Box or Tandem Couples) or a "Z".

As one movement, Leaders flip 180° away 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.

Notes:

From a R-H Mini-Wave Box:

 
 
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Peel Off
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From Tandem Couples:

 
 
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Peel Off
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From a L-H "Z":

 
 
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Peel Off
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From a R-H "Z":

 
 
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Peel Off
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From a T-Bone 2 x 2:
(used only at C1 or above)

 
 
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Peel Off
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More notes:

Points Peel Off:

 
 
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Points Peel Off
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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.

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.

Peel & Trail [A2] (Lee Kopman 1966): 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.

Peel To A Diamond [C2] (Bill Trench 1973): From an applicable 2 x 2 or "Z". Leaders Peel Off as Trailers Extend if necessary and Hinge. Ends in a Diamond.

Single Peel Off [C4]: From a Couple or Mini-Wave. U-Turn Back by turning away from your partner.

Peel The Deal [C4] (Vic Andrews 1963): From a Mini-Wave Box, Tandem Couples, or applicable "Z". As one movement, Leaders Peel Off and Roll and Step Ahead as Trailers follow the Leaders in Tandem (i.e., Step Ahead, Peel Off, & Roll). Ends in a Single Double Pass Thru (Zero Tag) formation. Cheat: Tandem 3/4 Out.

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