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Triangle Formation | Identification [C1]
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Triangle Formation | Identification -- [C1]
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Triangle FORMATION [C1]:

A Triangle is a 3-dancer formation consisting of 2 Base dancers and an Apex dancer. EN: 10

In a Tandem-Based Triangle the Base dancers form a Generalized Tandem; in a Wave-Based Triangle, the Base dancers form a Generalized Couple. EN: 20


Tandem-Based Triangle Wave-Based Triangle


Apex dancer, EN: 30
and =
Base dancers. EN: 40


(from selected setups): EN: 50

Galaxy Hourglass 1/4 Diamond setup

Tandem-Based Triangles:

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  Wave-Based Triangles:

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Note: The Base dancers need not be adjacent. E.g., from the Hourglass formation shown above, the Base dancers of the Wave-Based Triangle are far apart. EN: 60

Triangle Circulate [C1]:

From a Triangle. Move forward to the next position within the Triangle, turning as necessary to take the original facing direction (or original opposite facing direction, if it is a facing Triangle Circulate) of the dancer who was originally there. EN: 70

Tandem-Based Triangle Circulate:

Triangle Circulate

Wave-Based Triangle Circulate:

Triangle Circulate

Note: As with a Box Circulate or Diamond Circulate, when doing a Triangle Circulate, maintain the handedness of the formation (i.e., keep the same shoulder toward the Center of the Triangle). EN: 80

Inpoint | Outpoint Triangle IDENTIFICATION [C1]:

From Twin Diamonds: the In | Out-Facing Point is the Apex of a Triangle. The other Point of the same Diamond must be facing the opposite direction. EN: 90

Inpoint Triangles Outpoint Triangles

Inside Triangle IDENTIFICATION [C1]:

Ignoring the outside two dancers, there is a Triangle on each side. EN: 100

Outside Triangle IDENTIFICATION [C1]:

Ignoring the Very Centers, there is a Triangle on each side. EN: 110

Inside Triangles


Outside Triangles


In | Out-Center Triangle IDENTIFICATION [C1V]:

From Point-to-Point Diamonds. The In | Out-Facing Center is the Apex of a Triangle. This identification is rarely used. EN: 120

In-Center Triangles Out-Center Triangles

anyone-Point Triangle IDENTIFICATION [C1V]:

From Twin Diamonds. This identification can be used when both points of the Diamond are facing the same direction. EN: 130

Beau-Point Triangles Belle-Point Triangles

anyone-Based Triangles IDENTIFICATION [C1V]:

From setups such as C1 Phantoms where there are several possible Triangles. The anyone dancers are the Base dancers of a Triangle. EN: 140

In the following diagrams, EN: 150
= Boy and EN: 160
= Girl. EN: 170

anyone-Based Triangle IDENTIFICATION:

Boy-Based Triangles:

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  Girl-Based Triangles:

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An "L" is a 3-dancer formation that can be obtained from a 2 x 2 after removing any one of the dancers. EN: 558


"L" Circulate

CALLERLAB definition for Triangle Formation / Triangle Circulate
CALLERLAB definition for Tandem-Based Triangle Calls

Choreography for Triangle Formation | Identification

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