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Square Dance Calls authored by John Saunders

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This may not be a complete list of all calls authored by John Saunders.

 Alter And Circulate

Definition:

From parallel waves: Ends arm turn adjacent dancer half, then new centers arm turn 3/4 as the ends do a U-turn back. Centers of the new wave across the set trade and the ends Circulate once. Form two four hand left hand stars and turn each star exactly half. Those who did the 3/4 arm turn (remember?) now take the left hand of the person in front and arm turn about a quarter to become ends of two new parallel waves. Finishes in parallel waves.

John Saunders and Ken Orr 1971

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Cast A Net

Definition:

From applicable formations (e.g., Parallel Two-Faced Lines or Waves).

1/2 Circulate; Very Centers Cast 3/4 as End of the Center Line Counter Rotate 1/4 on the outside (to become the very ends) as Others Trade; then the Center 4 Spread.

The Spread is blended into the Very Centers Cast 3/4 plus the Outsides Trade.

John Saunders 1973

Cast A Net

 Cast A Net

Definition:

From parallel two faced lines: Couples Circulate halfway. Outside couples do a partner trade; center two of the new two-faced line arm turn 3/4 and move in between those who did the partner trade. Ends of this same two-faced line in the center move up to the end positions. Finishes in a Tidal Wave.

John Saunders 1973

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Cycle To A Diamond/Column

Definition:

Cycle To A Diamond - From a wave: Hinge, Box [Split] Circulate 1 & 1/2 to form a diamond.

Cycle To A Column - From a wave: Hinge, Box [Split] Circulate, Box [Split] Counter Rotate.

John Saunders

 This definition is from SCVSDA Note Service by Bill Davis.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Dixie Flutter

Definition:

From facing couples or two files of two facing two files of two: Belles or leads do a full Dixie Style to a Wave. Then the same belles do a full left face U-turn back while the centers Trade, pick up the belles then Wheel Across and Bend the Line. Finishes as facing couples.

John Saunders 1971

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Flare The Star To A Two Faced Line

Definition:

From couples facing: Right hand star halfway. Men roll out in a small left face loop full around as the ladies turn the star back to their home spot. Ladies retain hand holds and move up on the inside to stand beside the men. Finishes in a two faced line.

John Saunders 1972

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Linear Ferris Wheel

Definition:

From a [R-H] tidal wave: Single Hinge; leaders [on each side] Fold; all Extend twice [momentary column]; dancers 1 and 2 Peel in [right]; dancers 3 and 4 Extend twice and Peel In [right] to end in a DPT.

Alternate description of action - From a tidal wave: Stretch Linear Cycle.

John Saunders

 This definition is from SCVSDA Note Service by Bill Davis.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Peel Chain Thru

Definition:

From a Trade By formation: Those facing out Cast Back and walk ahead to right arm turn the person met halfway. Those facing in Swing Thru (into a Tidal Wave). Each half of the Tidal Wave does a Fan the Top. Finishes in parallel waves.

John Saunders 1972

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Ride The Wheel

Definition:

From parallel 2-faced lines: All 1/2 Circulate; very center two Trade; all 1/2 Circulate; Ferris Wheel.

Cross Ride The Wheel -- From parallel 2-faced lines: All 1/2 Circulate doing a 1/2 Sashay in the process; very center two Trade; all 1/2 Circulate; Ferris Wheel.

John Saunders

 This definition is from SCVSDA Note Service by Bill Davis.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Rotate The Wheel

Definition:

From parallel 2-faced lines: Infacers Ferris Wheel, sweep 1/4, and Pass Thru; outfacers Tag the Line and Peel to the center but slide over to end in an 8 chain thru.

John Saunders

 This definition is from SCVSDA Note Service by Bill Davis.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Star The Top

Definition:

From parallel waves: All arm turn half, then Step Thru and those facing in make a left hand star 3/4 as those facing out Circulate. Re-form waves to finish in parallel waves.

John Saunders 1972

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

Definition:

From a general line: 3/4 tag the Line; Centers Cast Right 3/4 as leaders Face right 3 times to end in a L-hand wave. Same as Half Tag & Follow Your Neighbor. Spread can be added.

John Saunders

 This definition is from SCVSDA Note Service by Bill Davis.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Turn The Corner R, L, etc.

Definition:

From a DPT: Extend the Tag twice; Single Hinge; Extend the Tag twice. Take facing command as directed.

Turn The Corner 1 By 1, 1 By 2, 2 By 1 -- The first number indicates that dancers Extend that number of times then Hinge; the second number indicates the number of Extends to be done after the Hinge. Thus, from a 1/4 tag one could call Turn the Corner 1 by 1 or 1 by 2. Turn the Corner with no modifying numbers is the same as Turn the Corner 2 by 2, i.e. the default condition is understood to be 2 by 2 and must start from a DPT formation.

John Saunders

 This definition is from SCVSDA Note Service by Bill Davis.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Whip Around

Definition:

From couples facing or one couple behind another: Designated dancer or dancers (centers, outsides, trailers) will walk outside of the person in front and U-turn back on the other side of that person.

John Saunders and Allen Tipton 1967

 This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

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