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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. EN: 10

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). EN: 20

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples. EN: 30

Split Square Thru:

Split Square Thru
Those Facing Right Pull By and
turn 1/4 to face the inactives EN: 35
Left Pull By and 1/4 In
Right Pull By and 1/4 In
Left Pull By
Split Square Thru 3:

Split Square Thru 3
Those Who Can Right Pull By and
turn 1/4 to face the inactives EN: 40
Left Pull By and 1/4 In
Right Pull By

  • If no number is given, assume n = 4. EN: 50
  • From a Squared Set, the designated dancers move into the middle, start the call, and finish with the inactive dancers. EN: 60
  • Alternate hands (right, left, right, left). EN: 70
  • 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). EN: 80
  • Dancers who are intially inactive start with the left-hand, and Square Thru one fewer hand than the given number. EN: 90
  • 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. EN: 110

Left Split Square Thru (n) [A1]:
Start with the left hand. EN: 85

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. EN: 86

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. EN: 87

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. EN: 88

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. EN: 75

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. EN: 89

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