Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
{anything} The Axle [C1]
 
 

From any formation in which the anything call ends in a Trade By, Completed Double Pass Thru, or R-H 3/4 Tag.

Do the anything call; Outsides Cross Cast Back as Centers Complete The Tag (Pass Thru or Step Thru as necessary so that the Centers are back-to-back); all Trade; Centers Trade.

Ends in Facing Lines.

     
before
The Axle
 after
Ends Cross Cast Back
as Centers Pass Thru
 after
all Trade
 after
Centers Trade
(done)

Notes:
  • Some callers believe that The Axle means do the last 3/4 of Pass The Axle [C1], hence they believe it is inappropriate to call The Axle from a Completed Double Pass Thru (since the Centers can not do the first part of the call).
  • Remember that Cross Cast Back [C1] is a Left-Shoulder Pass.

anything The Axle But Cast fraction [C1V]: Replace all Trade with a Cast Off fraction. You must then remember to do the final Centers Trade. If the fraction is 1/4 or 3/4, you will end in Back-to-Back Lines.

     
before
The Axle But Cast 1/4
 after
Ends Cross Cast Back as Centers Pass Thru
 after
Cast Off 1/4
 after
Centers Trade
(done)

"Z" Axle [C3B] (Dave Hodson 1980): From the "Z" obtained from a Line with the Centers in a Mini-Wave after a Step & Slide. Outsides Cross Cast Back; all Trade; Centers Trade. Ends in a Line. This is a 3-part call.

See also Cast Back, Cross Cast Back [C1] and Pass The Axle [C1].

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