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Quadruple formation Concept [C3B]
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Quadruple formation Concept -- [C3B]
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Quadruple formations consist of four adjacent formation some of which may have positions occupied by phantoms. The given formation is usually a 4-dancer formation such as a Box, Column, Diamond, Line, or Wave. Work with the dancers and phantoms within your formation. Keep track of the phantoms and allow spaces for them upon completion of the call. When formation is a 4-dancer formation, there should be a total of 16 dancer | phantom positions before and after each call. EN: 10

Quadruple Box

Quadruple Line Quadruple Column


  • Quadruple formation is analogous to Triple formation except that there are 4 occurrences of the given formations instead of 3. EN: 20
  • When doing a call in Quadruple formation, work only with the dancers and phantoms within your formation. Shape-changing calls are allowed and will end in a different set of Quadruple formations. EN: 30
  • Quadruple formation is clearer for dancers than Split Phantom formation, as dancers only need to track their 4 spots, rather than the 8 spots for Split Phantom. EN: 40
  • Typically, a long axis traverses through the entire set of 4 formations. Visualize surrounding each formation within an imaginary bubble. The long axis is the line that traverses the 4 formations, connecting the four bubbles in a linear fashion. Dancers work within their bubble to do the given call, which may be a shape changer. Upon completion of the call, the new formation (including any phantoms) is still enclosed in a bubble shaped to enclose the new formation, and the bubbles must still be connected in a linear fashion. Stay within your formation and adjust the four bubbles as necessary to line up side-by-side along the original long axis. EN: 50
  • Assume that phantoms are facing in whatever direction is needed to do the given call. For Quadruple Wave, phantoms must be facing such that each formation is a Wave. The caller can optionally be more specific and give the exact name of the formation (e.g., Quadruple R-H Two-Faced Line). EN: 60

(End-to-End) Quadruple Column|Line|Wave EN: 65
(Infrequently used) EN: 67

Quadruple Diamond

Quadruple Wave Swing Thru
1/2 by the Right
1/2 by the Left

Quadruple Column Pass & Roll

Quadruple Column Dixie Diamond

Quadruple Wave Turn The Key

Note: Quadruple Wave Turn The Key is not the same as Split Phantom Waves Turn The Key. EN: 68

In the former case, dancers work within their Wave of 4, and the Counter Rotate 1/4 is a Lockit;
whereas in the latter case, the Counter Rotate 1/4 is an 8-dancer (Parallel Lines) movement.
 EN: 69

Sometimes, the outside formations can be at a 90° angle to the inside formations. For example, EN: 75

Quadruple Wave

The formation may occasionally be a non-4-dancer formation. For example, EN: 70

Quadruple Wave of 3

Also possible, but rarely seen, are 6- or 8-dancer Quadruple formations (e.g., Quadruple Tall Six, Quadruple Hourglass, etc.). EN: 80

Choreography for Quadruple formation Concept

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