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Split Square Thru ({n}) [A1]
 
 
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Split Square Thru (n) -- [A1]
   (Clarence Watson 1968)
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From the T-Bone formation obtained from Facing Couples after one Couple does a turn 1/4 to face one another (1/4 In), or from other applicable formations.

Those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactives (1/4 In);
all Finish a Square Thru n (i.e., Left Square Thru n - 1).

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Split Square Thru:
 
before
Split Square Thru
 
     
after
Those Facing Right Pull By and
turn 1/4 to face the inactives
 after
Left Pull By and 1/4 In
 after
Right Pull By and 1/4 In
 after
Left Pull By
(done)

Split Square Thru 3:
 
     
before
Split Square Thru 3
  after
Those Who Can Right Pull By and
turn 1/4 to face the inactives
 after
Left Pull By and 1/4 In
 after
Right Pull By
(done)

Notes:
  • If no number is given, assume n = 4.
  • From a Squared Set, the designated dancers move into the middle, start the call, and finish with the inactive dancers.
  • Alternate hands (right, left, right, left).
  • As with Square Thru [Basic], each part of the call except for the last part consists of a Pull By and 1/4 In. The last part is a Pull By (without a 1/4 In).
  • Dancers who are intially inactive start with the left-hand, and Square Thru one fewer hand than the given number.
  • Callers sometimes use helper words such as 'Start A' or 'Begin A' when calling Split Square Thru (e.g., Boys Start A Split Square Thru 3). Technically, these extra words are not required.

Left Split Square Thru (n) [A1]: Start with the left hand.

Split Square Thru (n) To A Wave [C1]: Split Square Thru but on the last hand Step To A Wave. Ends in a Wave. If n is odd, the Wave is Right-handed; if n is even, the wave is Left-handed.

1/4 In [A1] (Jim Faulkenberry and Clarence Watson 1959): From a Couple or Mini-Wave. Turn 90° in place toward the adjacent dancer. Ends in Facing Dancers.

Square Thru (n) [Basic] (Bill Hansen 1957): From Facing Couples (or a R-H Wave). Right Pull By and 1/4 In; Left Pull By and 1/4 In; Right Pull By and 1/4 In; Left Pull By. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples. If a number is given (e.g., Square Thru 2; Square Thru 3/4; where 1/2 = 2 hands, and 3/4 = 3 hands), then pull by that many hands, but do not 1/4 In after the last hand.

Split Square Chain Thru [A2]: From an applicable T-Bone 2 x 2, or other applicable formations. Those who can Right Pull By and turn to face the inactives; all Left Swing Thru; Left Turn Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Split [Square Thru] Concept [C1]: From a T-Bone setup. Those facing (or those in a R-H Mini-Wave) Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactive dancers; all Finish the given call. For example, Split Dixie Style To A Wave: those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactives; all Left Touch 1/4.

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