Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Phantom Concept -- [C1]
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The idea for the Phantom CONCEPT is to overlap two sets of Parallel Columns | Lines | Waves at 90° to each other, filling in the blank spots with "ghost dancers."

Do the given call working with imaginary dancers (i.e., Phantoms). Assume that the Phantoms are in whatever position, have whatever facing direction, and are of whatever sex is necessary in order to execute the given call. The call is then danced with both the dancers and the Phantoms participating. Keep track of the Phantoms that you are working with and reserve space for them at the completion of the call.

From this formation...

 dancers imagine you are here as dancers imagine you are here

In the above diagrams, the dancers and their Phantoms work independently of the dancers and their Phantoms.

 These are all of the phantom spots. Sometimes you need toenvision this formation... and other times you need toenvision this formation.

Phantom Circulate:

 beforePhantom Circulate after

 beforePhantom Checkmate The Column after

Typical calls done Phantom at C1:

 Acey Deucey Flip The Line Split Circulate Ah So In Roll Circulate Split Counter Rotate 1/4 Bend The Line Mini-Busy Stretch Ah So | Turn & Deal | etc. Cast A Shadow Mix Swing & Mix Checkmate The Column Out Roll Circulate Trade Circulate Circulate Pass The Ocean | Sea Trade The Wave Couples Circulate 2/3 Recycle Transfer And anything Crossover Circulate Recycle Turn & Deal Explode The Wave | Line Reverse Explode Walk & Dodge Ferris Wheel Right & Left Thru Wheel & Deal

Phantoms can also be used from other formations:

 beforeCenters Phantom Touch 1/4 after
 beforePhantom Double Pass Thru after

CALLERLAB definition for Phantom Formation / Concept

Choreography for Phantom Concept