Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From Facing Couples, or from a T-Bone 2 x 2 in which everyone is a Trailer.

Swap Around:
Belles walk forward (Box Circulate) as
Beaus flip (Run) into the adjacent Belle's position.

Reverse Swap Around:
Beaus walk forward (Box Circulate) as
Belles flip (Run) into the adjacent Beau's position.

Facing Couples end in Back-to-Back Couples.

Swap Around:

 
   
before
Swap Around
 after
1/2
  (done)
Reverse Swap Around:

 
   
before
Reverse Swap Around
 after
1/2
  (done)

Notes:

Split Swap (Around) [C2] ("Skinny" Hall 1968): From Facing Couples or from a T-Bone 2 x 2 in which everyone is a Trailer. As one movement, Belles Box Circulate & 1/4 Right as Beaus 1/4 Right & Box Circulate. Facing Couples end in Back-to-Back Couples.

Swap The Wave [C2] (Lee Kopman 1972): From a Wave. As one movement, Step Thru; resulting Beaus 1/4 Right & Wheel Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples. The end result of Swap The Wave is as if everyone took a step backward (to form Facing Couples) and then did a Swap Around.

Swap The Top [C3A,C3B] (Bob Norton 1970): From Facing Couples. Belles Extend (L-H) and Cast Off 3/4 as Beaus Run once and a half. Ends in a R-H Wave.

Swap The Windmill [C4] (Keith Gulley 1970): From an applicable 2 x 4 such as Facing Lines or an Eight Chain Thru. 1/2 Swap Around; adjust as necessary to make normal (Center-to-Center) Diamonds; Spin The Windmill, Ends Circulate 2 (as you are). Ends in Parallel L-H Two-Faced Lines.

Fan Thru [C4] (Tom Tarleton 1967): From Facing Couples or a R-H Wave. Step to a Wave if necessary; Centers Trade; all Step Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples. Fan Thru is choreographically equivalent to Reverse Swap Around and, in our opinion, a smoother call.

Grand Swap Around [NOL]: From appropriate Columns of 3 or 4 (e.g., a L-H 1/4 Box). Belles Circulate as Beaus Run.

Grand Swap Around:

 
 
before
Swap Around
  (done)

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