Single is a way to take an 8-dancer call and make it a 4-dancer call; or
to take a 4-dancer call and make it a 2-dancer call.
In the Single version of a call, each dancer
executes the movement that would normally be done by a set of two dancers
within the normal version of the call. Hence, for a call to have a Single version,
it must be possible to group all dancers into sets of two, in which the dancers
in each set are always facing the same direction thoughout the
given call. The dancers in each set are usually dancing their portion of the call
(or some combination of these concepts).
You can think of Single as replacing each set of two dancers
with a single dancer located exactly
half-way between the two dancers. This single dancer then executes the given call
always staying on a path located exactly half-way
between where the two dancers would be in the normal version of the call.
Here is a partial list of calls that might be done Single at C3B:
In 1996, callers voted to restrict the usage of the
Single CONCEPT at
C3A to the following calls:
In 2000, callers voted to drop the generalized
Single CONCEPT from C3B.
Single Ferris Wheel [C3A] (Walt Wentworth 1974):
From a Mini-Wave Box.
Leaders do your part Single Wheel, as Trailers Extend & Single Wheel.
Ends in a Zero-Tag (Single Starting Double Pass Thru Formation).
Equivalent to Follow Thru & Roll.
Single Ferris Wheel
Single Rotary Spin [C3A]:
From a Single Eight Chain Thru.
Right Pull By;
Centers Step To A L-H Mini-Wave and
Cast Off 3/4 as Outsides Left-face U-Turn Back (Single Courtesy Turn) and Roll.
Ends in a R-H Wave.
Single Shakedown [C4] (Lee Kopman 1979):
From Back-to-Back Dancers.
As one movement, Right Roll To A Wave & Roll.
Ends in Facing Dancers.
Single Turn & Deal [C4]:
From a Couple or a Mini-Wave.
As one movement, 1/4 In, Touch, and turn 1/4 toward your initial turning direction.
A Couple ends in Tandem dancers; a R-H Mini-Wave ends in Facing dancers;
a L-H Mini-Wave ends in Back-to-Back dancers.
From a Couple or R-H Mini-Wave, Single Turn & Deal is the same as
Single Wheel [A2]; from a L-H Mini-Wave, Single Turn & Deal
ends in Back-to-Back Dancers whereas Single Wheel ends in Facing Dancers.
As with Turn & Deal, remember to always pass Right Shoulders!
From a Couple or a R-H Mini-Wave, Single Turn & Deal is
identical to Single Wheel [A2].
From a L-H Mini Wave, be sure to pass Right shoulders
so that you end Back-to-Back!
Single Turn To A Line [C3A]:
From Tandem dancers, Facing dancers, or Back-to-Back dancers.
As one movement, Zig-Zag, Step Thru, and turn 1/4 toward your initial turning direction.
Ends in a Couple or a Mini-Wave.
There are several calls that contain the word 'Single' but that do not
follow the 'Single' definition. For example:
For more information on Single, please read
The Single Concept
by J. Eric Brosius.