Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From a Mini-Wave or Couple.

Each dancer works as if they were a Couple: all Wheel & Deal.

A Mini-Wave ends in Facing Dancers; a Couple ends in Tandem Dancers.

Alternate definition: As one movement, Hinge & Roll.

From a R-H Mini-Wave:

 
 
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Single Wheel
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From a L-H Mini-Wave:

 
 
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Single Wheel
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From a Couple:

 
 
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Single Wheel
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Notes:

Single Wheel 3 Times:

Single Wheel 3 Times:

 
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Single Wheel 3 Times
 
   
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2
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(done)

Teamwork is required to successfully dance Single Wheel 3 Times.
  1. Do the first instance of the call;
  2. Verify that the resulting formation is 'reasonable' (properly aligned, symmetric, and dancers appear to be in the correct position);
  3. Re-evaluate your position within the new formation (determine who you will work with next);
  4. Do the second instance of the call;
  5. Verify that the resulting formation is 'reasonable';
  6. Re-evaluate your position;
  7. Do the third (and final) instance of the call.

For those of you who may be aspiring C4 dancers, contemplate what would happen from a 1x8 Line on the call "As Couples As Couples Single Wheel".

Hinge [Mainstream,A1]: 1/2 of a Trade.

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:

 
 
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Single Ferris Wheel
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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.

Single Turn & Deal:

 
 
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Single Turn & Deal
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See also Single CONCEPT [C3A,C3B,C4].

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