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Square Chain Thru [A1]
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Square Chain Thru -- [A1]
   (Buford Evans 1965)

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From Facing Couples (or a R-H Wave).

  1. Right Pull By and 1/4 In;
  2. Left Swing Thru;
  3. Left Turn Thru.

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Square Chain Thru
Right Pull By and 1/4 In
Left Swing Thru
Left Turn Thru

Alternate definition:
Square Thru but on the second hand Left Swing Thru 1 & 1/2; Step Thru.

  • Don't rush this call. It's a long call, and has many parts. It requires cooperation and teamwork.
  • Square Chain Thru ends in Back-to-Back Couples. As such, be sure to end back-to-back with the dancer with whom you do the Left Turn Thru.
  • Upon completion of the call, join hands with the adjacent dancer to form a Couple.
  • When teaching Square Chain Thru, We've found that a hard part is for the original Beaus to wait while the original Belles Right Arm Turn 1/2. If you're an original Beau, stay in place and wait for the original Belles to Trade, then do the Left Turn Thru.
  • Square Chain Thru starts like a Square Thru [Basic]. As such, use alternating hands (Right Pull By and 1/4 In, then get ready with the Left-Hand for the Left Swing Thru).
  • As with all Turn Thrus, be sure to step Back-to-Back with the other dancer when you're done. Look behind yourself to verify that you are lined-up and back-to-back with that dancer. If not, adjust so that you are!
  • The end result of Square Chain Thru is the same as Lead Right [Basic] or Wheel Thru [A1].

Left Turn Thru [Mainstream] (Wayne Moyers 1964): From Facing Dancers or a L-H Mini-Wave. Left Arm Turn 1/2 then (drop hands) and Step Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Dancers.

Left Square Chain Thru [A1]: Start with the Left hand (i.e., Left Pull By and 1/4 In; (Right) Swing Thru; Turn Thru).

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.

Square Chain Thru To A Wave [C1]: From Facing Couples (or R-H Wave). Square Thru but on the 2nd hand Left Swing Thru 1 & 1/2. Ends in a L-H Wave.

Square Chain The Top [C1] (Al Appleton 1972): From Facing Couples (or a R-H Wave). Right Pull By and 1/4 In; Left Spin The Top; Left Turn Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

Grand Square Chain Thru [C4]: From Eight Chain Thru (or Parallel R-H Waves). Right Pull By and 1/4 In; Grand Left Swing Thru; Left Turn Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Lines.

See also Split [Square Thru] CONCEPT [C1] and anything To A Wave CONCEPT [C1].

CALLERLAB definition for Square Chain Thru

Choreography for Square Chain Thru

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22-February-2020 10:02:28
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