Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 

From a 2 x 2.

Leaders do their part of a Shakedown as Trailers do their part of a Reverse Split Swap.

Ends in a 2 x 2.

 
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Shake & Rattle
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Shake & Rattle
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Notes:
  • Shake & Rattle advances each dancer clockwise one position within the 2 x 2, and changes the handhold that you have toward the Center of the 2 x 2.
  • Everyone can Roll.

Shakedown [C1] (Lee Kopman 1976): From Back-to-Back Couples or applicable T-Bone 2 x 2 (all Leaders). As one movement, Belles 1/4 Right & Run as Beaus Run & 1/4 Right (Roll). Ends in Facing Couples.

Reverse Split Swap [C2] ("Skinny" Hall 1968): From Facing Couples. As one movement, Beaus Circulate & 1/4 Left as Belles 1/4 Left & Circulate. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Single Shake & Rattle [C3BV]: From Tandem dancers, Facing dancers, or Back-to-Back dancers. Leaders Single Shakedown (Right Roll To A Wave and Roll) as Trailers Single Reverse Split Swap (Touch and 1/4 Out).

 
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Single Shake & Rattle
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