Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Touch By {fraction} By {fraction} | {anything} [C3A]
 
 
From a Single Double Pass Thru, the formation obtained from a Diamond after everyone 1/4 In, or other applicable formations.

Centers Touch the first given fraction and Spread as Others step forward; new Centers Touch the second given fraction or do the anything call. Usually ends in a R-H Diamond or a R-H Two-Faced Line. There are no default fractions for this call.

   
before
Touch By 1/2 By 1/4
 after
Centers Touch 1/2 & Spread
as Others step forward
 after
new Centers Touch 1/4
(done)
   
before
Touch By 1/4 By Swing Thru
 after
Centers Touch 1/4 & Spread
as Others step forward
 after
new Centers Swing Thru
(done)

Note: the anything call (which does not have to be a 2-dancer call) is done from Facing dancers. From a Double Pass Thru, consider a Touch By 1/4 By Recycle (it is a facing Recycle).

Variations:

  • Column of 6 Touch By (3 fractions | anything given);
  • Column of 8 Touch By (4 fractions | anything given).

 
before
Touch By 1/4 By 1/2 By 3/4
 after

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