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Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
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Spread -- [Plus]
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There are four different versions of Spread (only the first two are used at Plus): EN: 10
  1. From Columns: Centers spread apart as ends move in. EN: 20
  2. From a Line: Ends and adjacent Centers exchange places by sidestepping into each other's position. EN: 30
  3. Desginated dancers Spread (e.g., from Columns: Ends Spread, check a Butterfly) EN: 60
  4. The call Wheel & Spread. From a One-Faced Line. Wheel & Deal; Leaders sidestep apart from one another (and backup slightly) as Trailers move in between. EN: 70

Aus Columns:

 
 
vor
Spread
 nach
Aus einer Line:

 
 
vor
Spread
 nach
Aus einer "Z":

 
 
vor
Spread
 nach
Aus einer Diamond:

 
 
vor
Spread
 nach
Girls Trade & Spread:

 
 
vor
Girls Trade & Spread
 nach
Designated Dancers Spread:

 
 
vor
Boys Spread
 nach
This instance of Spread is usually
only used at C1 and above. EN: 80
Wheel & Spread [C4]:

 
   
vor
Wheel & Spread
 nach
Wheel & Deal
 nach
Leaders Spread as Trailers move in EN: 85
(fertig)
Wheel & Spread, the basis for Spread, was once on the Plus list.
Today, Wheel & Spread is no longer considered legal at Plus.
 EN: 90

Diagram from T-Bone Lines. (e.g., Generalized Lines after Centers CR1)

Diagram from a Thar.

Diagram from a Wave Of 6.

Diagram from 8ChTh after Outsides Single Shuffle.

Hinweise:
  • Nobody changes their facing direction on a Spread. EN: 100
  • Spread is usually used as a suffix to another call (e.g., Follow Your Neighbor & Spread). EN: 110
  • Because there are different versions of Spread, sometimes there is an ambiguity. For instance, from R-H Columns: Centers Trade & Spread. Do the Centers Trade then all Spread, or do the Centers Trade then Centers only Spread? The caller should use helper words to disambiguate. EN: 120
  • From Back-to-Back Lines, Wheel & Deal & Spread is the same as Wheel & Spread. However, from a Tidal setup (e.g., from an As Couples Two-Faced Line), they are quite different. EN: 130

Is it okay for someone to backup for a Spread? (e.g., from Trade By?)

Calls commonly used at Plus that can be followed by SpreadEN: 140

Slide [A2] (Lee Kopman 1966):
From a Wave or other applicable 4-dancer formation. Ends and adjacent Centers slide nose-to-nose past one another to exchange places. EN: 904

Slim Down [C4]:
From any 2 x 4 or other applicable formation. Without turning, Centers move one position toward the nearest unoccupied outside position as Outsides move one position toward the center. Everyone does either a sidestep right, sidestep left, step forward, or step backward. From Columns, Slim Down is the same as SpreadEN: 905

Choreography for Spread

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