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Square Thru ({n}) [Basic]
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Square Thru (n) -- [Basic]
   (Bill Hansen 1957)

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

  1. Right Pull By and 1/4 In (turn 1/4 to face the adjacent dancer);
  2. Left Pull By and 1/4 In;
  3. Right Pull By and 1/4 In;
  4. Left Pull By.

Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

If a number or fraction is given (e.g., Square Thru 2; Square Thru 3/4), then pull by that many hands, but do not 1/4 In after the last hand.

Square Thru
Right Pull By and 1/4 In
Left Pull By and 1/4 In
Right Pull By and 1/4 In
Left Pull By

1/4 In means turn 1/4 in place toward the adjacent dancer.


  • Start with the Right-Hand, and use alternating hands.
  • all turns are toward the center of the Box.
  • After the last hand, do not 1/4 In.

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.

CALLERLAB definition for Square Thru (1,2,3,4) / Left Square Thru (1,2,3,4)

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23-October-2019 23:39:08
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