Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
Trade The Diamond [C3B]
 
 

From Parallel Lines or a Generalized Thar.

  1. Trade The Deucey;
  2. Centers Hinge;
  3. Diamond Circulate;
  4. Centers Hinge.

Parallel Lines end in Parallel Lines. Trade The Diamond is a 4-part call.

before
Trade The Diamond
 
     
after
Trade The Deucey
(1/4)
 after
Centers Hinge
(1/2)
 after
Diamond Circulate
(3/4)
 after
Centers Hinge
(done)

Note: sometimes the Diamond Circulate brings dancers to the same spot (e.g., Trade The Diamond starting from Back-to-Back Lines). In this case, the dancers step to R-H and continue executing the call.

Criss Cross The Diamond [C4]: From Parallel Waves. Criss Cross The Deucey; Centers Hinge; Diamond Circulate; Centers Hinge. Ends in Parallel Waves.

See also Trade The Deucey [C3A].

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