Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From Columns or other applicable formations.

First Two dancers in the Column (#1 and #2) move forward in Single File around the outside of the other Column until parallel with the Center Box and then individually Face In (to end as a Couple) as the Others step forward to form a compact formation ("normalize") and do the anything call.

Transfer And Hinge:

 
   
before
Transfer And Hinge
 after
Transfer And
 after
Centers Hinge
(done)

Notes:

The following examples illustrate how "normalize" works. These instances of Transfer And are primarily only used at C1 and above since the starting formations are T-Boned.

Transfer And Tag The Line:

 
   
before
Transfer And Tag The Line
 after
Transfer And
 after
Centers Tag The Line
(done)
Transfer And 1/4 Thru:

 
   
before
Transfer And 1/4 Thru
 after
Transfer And
 after
Centers 1/4 Thru
(done)

Transfer The Column [A1] (Lee Kopman 1974): From Mini-Wave Columns. First Two dancers in the Column (#1 and #2) move forward in Single File around the outside of the other Column until parallel with the Center Box and then individually Face In (to end as a Couple) as the Last Two dancers (#3 and #4) Circulate (to form a Center Box) and Cast Off 3/4; all Extend. Ends in Parallel Waves.

Open Up But anything [C3A]: From Columns. #1 dancer Trail Off & Roll as #2 dancer Circulate, Peel Off & Roll as #3 and #4 dancers Circulate and do the anything call.

Transaction [C4] (Beryl Main 1975): Transfer And Cast Off 3/4; Chain Reaction. Ends in Parallel Waves.

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