Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts

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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.

 beforeTouch By 1/2 By 1/4 after Centers Touch 1/2 & Spreadas Others step forward after new Centers Touch 1/4 (done)
 beforeTouch By 1/4 By Swing Thru after Centers Touch 1/4 & Spreadas 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).

 beforeTouch By 1/4 By 1/2 By 3/4 after

CALLERLAB definition for Touch By fraction By fraction/anything

Choreography for Touch By fraction By fraction | anything