Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
 
 
From a Starting Double Pass Thru formation in which the Centers are normal Couples and the Outsides are Half-Sashayed, from a normal Eight Chain Thru formation, or from other applicable formations.

  1. Those who can Star Thru;
  2. Those who can Mirror Star Thru;
  3. Those who can Star Thru.

The aforementioned Starting Double Pass Thru formation ends in normal Back-to-Back Lines.

From a Starting Double Pass Thru:
(the most common starting formation)

 
     
before
Triple Star Thru
 after
Centers Star Thru
 after
Centers Mirror Star Thru
 after
Star Thru
(done)
From an Eight Chain Thru:

 
     
before
Triple Star Thru
 after
Star Thru
 after
Mirror Star Thru
 after
Centers Star Thru
(done)
From a T-Bone formation:

 
     
before
Triple Star Thru
 after
Those who can Star Thru
 after
Mirror Star Thru
 after
Centers Star Thru
(done)

Notes:

Star Thru [Basic] (Ed Michl 1960): From Opposite-Sex Facing Dancers. Boys use Right-hand palm forward as Girls use Left-hand palm forward. Touch hands palm-to-palm, walk forward into the other dancer's starting position, Girls turning under the arch 1/4 to the Left, as Boys turn 1/4 to the Right. Ends in a Couple.

Mirror Star Thru [NOL]: Do the mirror image of a Star Thru. That is... From Opposite-Sex Facing Dancers. Boys use Left-hand palm forward as Girls use Right-hand palm forward. Touch hands palm-to-palm, walk forward into the other dancer's starting position, Girls turning under the arch 1/4 to the Right, as Boys turn 1/4 to the Left. Ends in a Couple.

Double Star Thru [A1]: From normal Facing Couples (Boy on Left, Girl on Right). Star Thru; Mirror Star Thru. Ends in Back-to-Back Couples.

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