Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Split [Square Thru] Concept [C1]
 
 

From a T-Bone setup.

Those facing (or those in a R-H Mini-Wave) Right Pull By & individually turn 1/4 to face the inactive dancers; all Finish the given call.

Notes:

  • The word Split in this context does not necessarily mean that you stay within your group of 4! It means that you start the call as in Split Square Thru [A1].
  • The Mirror image version of all the calls listed below would be Left Split anything.

Split Dixie Style To A Wave [C1]: Those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactives; all Left Touch 1/4. Ends in a L-H Mini-Wave Box.

   
before
Split Dixie Style To A Wave
 after
Those who can Right Pull By
& turn 1/4 to face inactives
 after
Left Touch 1/4
(done)

Note that Split Dixie Style To A Wave ends in a Box not a Wave, hence the resulting 8-dancer ending formation could be either Columns or Parallel Waves.

Split Dixie Sashay [C1]: From applicable T-Bones. Split Dixie Style To A Wave; Slither.

Split Dixie Diamond [C1]: From applicable T-Bones. Split Dixie Style To A Wave; Centers Hinge as the Ends U-Turn Back. Usually ends in R-H Twin Diamonds.

Split Dixie Grand [C1V]: Those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactive dancers; all Left Pull By; all Right Pull By. As this call progresses, the formation evolves into a Circle ("O") formation.

     
before
Split Dixie Grand
 after
Those who can Right Pull By
& turn 1/4 to face inactives
 after
Left Pull By
 after
Right Pull By
(done)

Split Square Thru (n) [A1] (Clarence Watson 1968): From an applicable T-Bone 2 x 2, or 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 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 Chain The Top [C1] (Johnny Walter 1973): Those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactives; all Step To A L-H Wave; Spin The Top; Left Turn Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Split Catch n [C2]: Split Square Thru on the n-th hand (Step To A Wave); Centers Trade; all Step & Fold. Note that {n} must be greater than or equal to 2.

Split Grand Chain Eight [C2]: Those who can Right Pull By and turn 1/4 to face the inactives; all Step to a L-H Wave; Centers Courtesy Turn the Ends 1/4 to end in facing Couples (danced as Centers Left-face U-Turn Back to place R-H on adjacent End's back and Bend The Line).

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