Definitions of Square Dance Calls and Concepts
With Confidence [C3B]

From Parallel Lines with the Ends in Tandem, or from other applicable formations.

Centers Hinge and the Very Centers Hinge as the Ends 1/2 Circulate; those as a Couple step forward to become Leaders in Parallel Two-Faced Lines as the others have the Centers U-Turn Back (by turning away from each other) and do your part of a Couples Hinge.

Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines.

With Confidence
Centers Hinge and
Very Centers Hinge
as Ends 1/2 Circulate
the Couple steps forward
as The Others do a
Centers U-Turn Back
& Couples Hinge

  • With Confidence is usually used as a suffix to the preceding call.
  • Dancers who meet in the Mini-Wave sometimes get confused as to how to orient the ending formation. Hence, it is important that the dancers who meet in a Couple simply step forward (to become Leaders in Parallel Two-Faced Lines) and stay put thus holding the spot for the other dancers.


  • With Confidence But Hold The Wave
  • With Confidence But Hold The Two-Faced Line
  • Centers start a With Confidence (From a Galaxy)
  • Ends start a With Confidence (From Twin Diamonds)

Short Cycle [C4] (Lee Kopman 1982): From a Wave. As one movement, Centers U-Turn Back by turning away from the Center of the Wave; Couples Hinge. Ends in a Two-Faced Line.

Short Cycle:
Short Cycle
Centers U-Turn Back
(by turning away from the Center)
Couples Hinge
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