Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
Do the anything call, omitting the final Extend or Step Thru. Optionally, the caller could say Hold The Line | Wave to mean the same thing.

Some callers use the phrase To A Line instead of To A Wave if the (designated) dancers are to stop in a Line. For example, from Columns: Checkmate The Column, Last Two To A Line.

Here is a partial list of calls (C2 or below) that might be done To A Wave:

Flip Back (Centers) Load The Boat (Centers) Percolate (Outsides)
Scoot Back Scoot Chain Thru Square Chain The Top
Square Chain Thru Square Thru Tag Back To A Wave (Centers)
Transfer The Column (Centers) Vertical Tag Back To A Wave (Centers)  

Scoot Chain Thru To A Wave:

 
   
before
Scoot Chain Thru To A Wave
 after
Extend
 after
Swing-Slip-Swing
(done)
Scoot Back (Centers) To A Wave:

 
 
before
Scoot Back
(Centers) To A Wave
  after
(Note that the Outside dancers
are not offset, but have adjusted
so that they are centered)

Square Chain Thru To A Wave [C1]: From Facing Couples (or R-H Wave). Square Thru but on the 2nd hand Left Swing Thru 1 & 1/2. Ends in a L-H Wave.

Some callers use the phrase 'To A Wave' in a strictly "helpful" manner (e.g., from a 1/4 Tag, Extend To A Wave when merely Extend would have sufficed). The phrase 'To A Wave' is also used to tell the dancers to not re-establish a distorted formation (e.g., Stagger Transfer The Column To A Wave). In these cases, the callers are not using the anything To A Wave CONCEPT.

The following calls (C2 or below) contain the phrase 'To A Wave' but are not part of this concept:

any Tagging call Back To A Wave Circle To A Wave Cross Roll To A Wave
Dixie Style To A Wave Dosado To A Wave Right | Left Roll To A Wave
Single Circle To A Wave Step To A Wave Walk Out To A Wave

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