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Square The Bases -- [C1]
   (Holman Hudspeth 1968)

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From Facing Lines (or a R-H Tidal Wave). EN: 10
Fra Facing Lines (eller en Right Hand Tidal Wave). DK: 10

  1. Centers Square Thru 3 as Ends Pass Thru & Ends Bend; EN: 20
    Centers laver Square Thru 3 mens Ends laver Pass Thru og Ends Bend; DK: 20
  2. Split Square Thru 2;
  3. Trade By.

Ends in an Eight Chain Thru. EN: 30
Ender i Eight Chain Thru formation. DK: 30

Square The Bases
Centers Square Thru 3
mens Ends Pass Thru & Ends Bend
Split Square Thru 2
Trade By

  • The first movement for the Ends is a Pass Thru, not a Right Pull By. If you do a Right Pull By, it is easy to get confused as to which hand to use to start the Split Square Thru 2. EN: 40
    Den første End part er en Pass Thru, ikke en Right Pull By. Hvis du laver en Right Pull By, er det let at blive usikker på hvilken hånd der skal bruges i Split Square Thru 2. DK: 40
  • Callers often Replace the Split Square Thru 2 and|or the Trade By with another call. EN: 50
    Callers vil ofte erstatte Split Square Thru 2 og/eller Trade By med et andet kald. DK: 50
  • The final movement, Trade By, is rather tight for those doing the Pass Thru. To make it less awkward, turn slightly to the Left while doing the Pass Thru (turn to the Left because you have just done a Left Pull By, and you are now "leading" with your Right shoulder for the Pass Thru). EN: 60
    Den sidste del, Trade By, kan være lidt bøvlet for dem der laver Pass Thru. For at lave det mere glidende så læn dig let over mod venstre efter Left Pull By for at indikere-, samt lave Pass Thru' lettere. DK: 60
  • Originally, Square The Bases was written such that Double Pass Thru was also a valid starting position. The Ends were to Divide (Veer Out) and then proceed as in the above definition. Usage from Double Pass Thru is considered inappropriate today. EN: 70
  • Choreographically, Square The Bases is equivalent to Ends Cross Fold. This fact is useful to dancers when dancing the call with Phantoms, and to callers when sight-calling. EN: 80

Square The Bases But anything [C1]:
Do a Square The Bases but replace the Split Square Thru 2 and the Trade By with the anything call. Be aware that there are some callers who may expect you to do a Trade By after the anything call. In this case, the caller should be more explicit by saying Square The Bases Replace Split Square Thru with anythingEN: 532
Lav en Square The Bases men erstat Split Square Thru 2 og Trade By med anything kaldet. Nogle Callere vil måske forvente at der udføres en Trade By efter anything kaldet men her bør de være mere specifikke og eks. sige Square The Bases Replace Split Square Thru with anythingDK: 532

Square The Bases Plus 2 [C4]:
Do a Square The Bases but replace the Split Square Thru 2 with a Split Square Thru 4. EN: 533

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