Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Ripple (The Line | Wave) | {n} [C2]
(Royce Waugh 1966)
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From a Line or Alamo Ring. EN: 10

Designated dancers, working toward the Center of the Line, successively do a Partner Trade with each dancer until reaching the far end of the Line. Ripple n means to Trade with a total of n dancers. n can include a fraction (e.g., Ripple 2 & 1/2 means to Partner Trade with 2 successive dancers and then 1/2 Partner Trade with the third dancer). EN: 20

 beforeDancer Ripple The Wave afterRipple 1 afterRipple 2 afterRipple 3 (done)
 beforeDancer Ripple 1 & 1/2 afterRipple 1 afterRipple 1 & 1/2 (done)

Notes:
• When Ripple is called from a 1 x 8 Line, work on each side unless otherwise specified. Note however that a call such as Very Ends Ripple {n} where n is greater than 3 forces the designated dancers to cross the Very Center and work with dancers from the other side. EN: 30
• The caller can specify the direction toward which the designated dancers are to begin (e.g., Head Lady Right Ripple 2). From an Alamo Ring, the direction must always be specified. EN: 40
• If no direction is specified, the designated dancers do the first Trade moving toward the Center of the Line. EN: 50
• There may be more than one designated dancer. For example, from a Wave, the call could be Ends Ripple 2EN: 60

Rolling Ripple n By n (By n) [C4] (Lee Kopman 1984):
From a Line or Alamo Ring. Designated dancer Ripple the first given number; new dancer occupying designated dancer's original starting position Ripple the next given number; repeat part 2 for each additional given number. EN: 677

 beforeDancer Rolling Ripple 3 By 1 & 1/2 afterDancer Ripple 3 afterDancer Ripple 1 & 1/2 (done)

CALLERLAB definition for Ripple the Wave
CALLERLAB definition for Designated Dancers Ripple 1, 2, 3

Choreography for Ripple (The Line | Wave) | n