Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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Step & Slide [A1]
(Ed Fraidenburg 1967)

From any Line of 4 or other applicable formations.

Centers Step Ahead as Ends Slide into the vacated adjacent Center position.

A Line of 4 ends in a 2 x 2 or a "Z".

Fra en One-Faced Line:

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Fra en Inverted Line:

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Fra en Wave:

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Fra en Two-Faced Line:

 førStep & Slide efter
Fra en 3 & 1 "Z":

 førStep & Slide efter

### Shape-Changing from 8-dancer formations:

The following examples show how to reestablish the two adjacent 4-dancer formations after Step & Slide is done from selected 8-dancer formations.

Fra Parallel Waves:

 førStep & Slide efter

Dancers work in each group of 4 (i.e., each Wave),
and do not crossover into the other group of 4.

From a 1 x 8 (Tidal setup), the Step & Slide is done on each side, then the space between the two groups is collapsed to form a compact setup. This is known as Square Breathing.

Fra en Tidal Line:

 førStep & Slide efter

After doing the Step & Slide, collapse the space between the two groups of 4.

Fra en Tidal Wave:

 førStep & Slide efter

Step & Flip [C1]: Fra Lines eller Waves. Centers laver en Step Ahead mens Ends laver Run ind til den ledige Center-position (som i eks. Flip the Diamond) Ender enten i en Box (2 x 2) eller i et "Z" (4 pladser i en 2 x 3 Matrix).

Step & Fold [C1] (Ron Schneider 1970): Kun fra Waves, Inverted Lines og Diamonds. Centers går frem mens Ends laver Fold. En Wave ender i en Mini-Wave Box, en Inverted Line ender i Tandem Couples, en Diamond ender i T-Bone.

Step And anything [C2]: From various formations. Centers Step Ahead (usually a Press Ahead); Ends do the anything call.

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 Parallel Lines with the Centers facing out, Slim Down is the same as Step & Slide.

CALLERLAB definition for Step and Slide

Choreography for Step & Slide