From a 4 x 4 Matrix, visualized as 4 adjacent Columns | Lines | Waves.
Split the 4 x 4 Matrix into two sets of adjacent Columns | Lines | Waves
and work in the resulting 2 x 4 Matrix on each side.
If the given call requires you to know the facing direction of a phantom, look at that phantom's
opposite within the Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves formation. Hopefully that spot is
occupied by a real dancer, in which case your phantom is facing the opposite direction of that dancer.
This is known as Assume Symmetry. Some callers believe you should always do this; other
callers believe you should never do this (I am of the latter opinion).
If the caller says Split Phantom Waves, then you have more information
about the facing direction of the phantoms: they must be in Waves!
Imagine there is a brick wall dividing the two halves of the set.
This can prevent you from crossing over into the other half of the set.
Shape-changing calls are allowed. Do the given call, keeping track of the phantoms, and breathe
as necessary so that the two resulting formations are adjacent to each other.
Historically, Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves have also been known as
Phantom Split Columns | Lines | Waves.
From a T-Bone starting formation, each dancer individually determines how to split the 4 x 4 formation.
Split Phantom Waves
In Roll Circulate
Split Phantom Columns | Lines | Waves is also occasionally used from a 1 x 16.
|Work with these positions for|
Split Phantom Lines