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Specialty Squares - Progressive Squares

Progressive Squares are a rectangular array of 8-dancer squares, in which the caller moves dancers between squares.

To do Progressive Squares within CSDS, from the CSDS Main Menu, select 'Specialty | Progressive'.

Methods to move dancers from one square to another include:
• From Back-to-Back Lines, via Move On.
• From Trade By formation, via Move On.
• From Squared Set with everyone facing out, via Move On.
• From Columns, via Circulate.
• From Waves or Two-Faced Lines, via Circulate.
CSDS can do the first three methods listed above (so far).

This page describes the Back-to-Back Lines method of moving dancers from one square to another.

Teach the call Move On:
• If you're facing someone, Pass Thru. Otherwise, California Twirl (or Partner Trade).
• Move On feels like a Grand Trade By.
• Dancers progress to the next square via a Pass Thru, or if facing out do a Partner Trade to face back in.
• After a Move On, dancers then work with the 8 dancers in their new square.
• Some callers simply use the term Pass Thru instead, meaning that if you're facing another couple anywhere to do a Pass Thru, otherwise California Twirl to face back in.

Keep the calls simple, as breakdowns cause exponential problems later.

Hints for using Move On:

• Always move normal boy-girl couples...never move boy-boy or girl-girl couples.
Otherwise, some squares become asymmetric.

• It's best to only move dancers when paired with someone from their original square.
Otherwise, resolving may be difficult.

• After a Move On, if necessary, call Lines Forward & Back to orient dancers to their new square.

Hints for resolving:

• Move dancers back to their original square before resolving.
• One way to do this:
• all Slide Thru (everyone is now coupled with their corner)
• Pass Thru
• Move On
• Pass Thru or equivalent (e.g. Right & Left Thru + Square Thru 3)
• Move On
• Repeat the above 2 steps as desired
• Square Thru 3 or equivalent, to get dancers facing back toward their original square
• Pass Thru
• Move On
• Repeat the above 2 steps until dancers are back in their original square
• Slide Thru
• Allemande Left
• To summarize:
• Keep each dancer with their original corner (or someone else from their original square)
• Do calls within other squares (e.g., true zeros, pass thru equivalents, square thru 3 equivalents)
• Move everyone back to their original square then call a resolve.

Sample sequences:

 ``` Heads Square Thru 4 Slide Thru Pass Thru Move On Right & Left Thru Square Thru 3 Move On Right & Left Thru Pass Thru Move On Pass Thru Move On Slide Thru Allemande Left``` ``` Heads Lead Right Circle To A Line Pass Thru Move On Right & Left Thru, Full Turn Around Move On Pass The Ocean Swing Thru Boys Run Chain Down The Line Square Thru 3 Move On Pass Thru Move On Slide Thru Box The Gnat Right & Left Grand```