Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Press {direction} [C1,C2]

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Press direction -- [C1,C2]
 C1: C2:

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Press Ahead [C1]:
Designated dancers move one position forward.

Press Back [C1V]:
Designated dancers move one position backward. Press Back is typically only used as a gimmick.

Press In|Out|Right|Left [C2]:
As one movement, designated dancers move one position forward and one position toward the given direction.

Notes:

• Non-designated dancers do not move or adjust in any manner.
• Do not change your facing direction during this call.
• 'Position' in terms of this definition refers to a spot that could be occupied by a dancer. Within a 2 x 4 there are eight positions. A Squared Set, Butterfly, or "O" is a 16-Matrix (4 x 4) formation, and one position refers to an adjacent spot within that rectangular grid.
• The direction can be In, Out, Right, or Left. In and Out are relative to the Center of the Set.

 beforePress Right after

 beforePress Left after

 beforePress Ahead after1/2 (done)

Note that in the example above, dancers are completely offset after the Press Ahead. A common dancer mistake is to go only half-way.

The following examples illustrate the differences among the similar calls Extend, 1/2 Press Ahead, and Step Thru.

 This is the starting formationfor each of the following: afterExtend after1/2 Press Ahead afterStep Thru

Often callers misuse the term Extend when they mean to use Press Ahead or 1/2 Press Ahead.

 This is the starting formationfor each of the following: afterAs Couples Extend after1/2 Press Ahead

Curve direction [C4] (Dave Hodson 1985): As one movement, Press direction while individually turning toward that direction. Direction can be In, Out, Left, or Right and is relative to the Center of the Set.

Tip Toe [C4] (Lee Kopman 1980): Designated dancers Press Ahead while holding onto the dancer in their partner's position, dragging that dancer with them.

See also direction Loop n [C2] and Truck [C2].

CALLERLAB definition for Press Ahead
CALLERLAB definition for Press In/Out/Right/Left

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