Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Siamese CONCEPT [C1]
 
 
Siamese means 'As Couples or In Tandem'. That is, those who are a Couple work As Couples, and the others work In Tandem to do the given call. EN: 10

   
before
Siamese Touch 1/4
 after
Siamese Touch
 after
Siamese Arm Turn 1/4
(done)

   
before
Siamese Explode The Wave
 after
Siamese Explode
 after
Siamese Right Pull By
(done)

Sometimes it is difficult to determine who is paired with whom within the Siamese unit. From a 1/4 Box (see the left-most diagram below), dancers EN: 20
and EN: 30
are often tricked into thinking they are part of a Tandem unit when in fact they are part of an As Couples unit. Also, the dancers EN: 40
and EN: 30
are often tricked into thinking they are working in a Tandem unit with dancers EN: 50
and EN: 60
(respectively). EN: 70

   
before
Siamese Follow Thru
 after
Siamese Extend
 after
Siamese Arm Turn 1/4
(done)

As Couples CONCEPT [A1]:
Dancers side-by-side and facing the same direction (i.e., a Couple) work as a single dancer to do the given call. EN: 31

See also Tandem CONCEPT [C1] and Solid CONCEPT [C2].

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