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 All 8 Diamond Recycle 

Definition:
 

From a diamond 1/4 tag (diamond between facing couples): Centers (in diamond) do a Stretch Diamond Recycle, facing couples step up and do a facing couple Diamond Recycle.

Don Beck

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

 Cast A Spell 

Definition:
 

From a 3/4 tag: Leaders Cast Back as wave dancers release and touch with the casters (all use original outside hands); all Hinge. Gives a magic column.

Bill Kim and Don Beck

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

 Cast Apart 

Definition:
 

From a 1/4 tag: Centers Cast Off 3/4 around wave end; outsides step ahead and Touch 1/4. Gives columns.

Don Beck

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

 Center Spin 

Definition:
 

From facing lines or tidal wave: center four Spin the Top, ends Pass Thru, Bend the Line, and Touch 1/2, all Fan the Top.

Don Beck

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

 Chain Down The Diamond 

Definition:
 

From diamonds, 1/4 tag, etc. where centers have right-hand mini-waves: Centers Cast 3/4; ends (outsides) face centers and Courtesy Turn to end in facing couples.

Don Beck

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

 Chain Down The Line 

Definition:
 

From right face 2-faced lines or left hand wave: Centers Trade as ends face in (adjust) then Courtesy Turn the Traders to end as couples facing the center of the original formation. Anything Down The Line: After any call in which centers finish by a right arm turn (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, etc) ends face in and Courtesy Turn centers to end as couples facing the center (of the casting dancers).

Don Beck

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

 Compress To A Column 

Definition:
 

From parallel 2-faced lines: The centers facing in 1/2 Circulate & Trade; the centers facing out step ahead and Fold toward the center; the ends slide together & Trade; all Extend to a column.

Don Beck

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

 Concentric Diamonds 

Definition:
 

From a static square: Have boys or girls fold and then Curlicue (wrong way thar formation). One "Diamond" is then inside the outer "Diamond" and can move independently.

COMMENT: Not true Diamonds since can't identify "points" and "centers."

Don Beck 1973

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

 Coordinate And Spread 

Definition:
 

From column formation: All Circulate once and a half. Center six Trade. Outside pairs spread and allow lonesome ends and centers to move into center positions. Finishes in parallel two faced lines.

Don Beck 1975

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

 Cycle Ferris Wheel 

Definition:
 

From parallel Three and One Lines (with the couple facing in "regular"): The couples facing in step up to make a two faced line and then Wheel and Deal. The other two (in the mini wave) Recycle. Finishes in double pass thru formation. NOTE: This was originally named Destroy The Ferris Wheel.

Don Beck 1975

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

 Diamond Chain & Circulate Thru 

Definition:
 

From parallel or interlocked diamonds: All Diamond Circulate; 6 x 2 Acey Deucey; diamond centers (on each side) Cast 3/4.

Don Beck

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

 Diamond Recycle 

Definition:
 

From facing couples: Beaus (men) step forward and Hinge, belles (girls) Veer and step slightly forward to become points of a diamond with beaus as centers.

Don Beck

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

 Dixie Down The Line 

Definition:
 

From a line/wave where centers have right hands: Centers Trade, ends put a left hand (shoulder) in and Arm Turn 1/2 with center to form a left hand wave.

Don Beck

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

 Dixie Shadow 

Definition:
 

From an 8 chain thru: All Dixie Style to a (tidal) wave; finish a Relay the Shadow, i.e. center 6 Cast Right 3/4; very ends (girls) Counter Rotate to meet very centers (girls) where they Left Touch 1/4 & Spread; meanwhile others (men) facing out Cloverleaf as those facing in Extend, Hinge, & Extend.

Don Beck

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

 Ferris Anything 

Definition:
 

Version #1

From parallel two faced lines: Those facing in step forward to form a two faced line in the center. Everyone now does the "Anything" Call (Those facing out must do the "Anything" call with "phantoms"). (author unknown 1975) [Ed. note: Don Beck claims this as his.]

Version #2

From parallel two faced lines: Those facing in step forward to form a two faced line in the center (Ferris) while those facing out Wheel and Deal to face in. Those in the center two faced line now take the Anything call (No phantom couple is involved). (suggested by Will Orlich 1975)

COMMENT: Version #2 appears preferable. One way to distinguish between the two is to use the term "Phantom" if Version #1 is intended. [Ed. note: this is not how history saw fit to play out.]

Don Beck 1975

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

Ferris (anything)

 Ferris Wheel 

Definition:
 

From parallel two-faced lines: Couples facing out do a wheel and deal to face in. Couples facing in step forward into a temporary two-faced line in the center and without stopping wheel and deal to face each other. Finishes in double pass thru formation.

Don Beck 1974

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

 Grand Square The Bases 

Definition:
 

From a static set: Sides Face, back away 3 steps to Face In as Heads Square Thru 3/4; finish like Square the Bases, i.e. original sides start a Split Square Thru 2, finish with heads; all Trade By.

Don Beck

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

 Grand Tour 

Definition:
 

From a square set: Ladies face partner; ladies then back away four steps and Face Right, walk forward four steps and Face Left, walk forward eight steps and Face Left; meanwhile, men walk forward eight steps and Face Right, back up four steps and Face Right, walk forward four steps and Face Left. Repeat entire sequence. All will then be halfway across set with original partner.

Don Beck

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

 Hourglass Recycle (Facing Couple) 

Definition:
 

From an 8 chain thru: Beaus (men) Column Circulate 1 & 1/2 spots, belles (girls) Dodge Left and Veer out and forward to become points of an hourglass with beaus in the diamond.

Don Beck

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

 Ping Pong Circulate 

Definition:
 

From one quarter tag formation: Assuming "regular" couples in a right hand wave in the center. Boy on end of wave walks forward around the spot where the outside girl was standing and takes the place of the man who was originally outside. The outside man walks forward to become a new end of the center wave. The girl in the center wave walks forward to the spot where the outside man was (her move is an "Extend the Tag") and immediately "Circulates" to take the position of the original outside girl. This whole move can also be described as "All Extend the Tag twice, then outsides do a Partner Trade." Finishes in one quarter tag formation.

Don Beck 1975

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

 Ping The Diamond 

Definition:
 

From parallel diamonds: Wave dancers Ping Pong Circulate as points Diamond Circulate.

Don Beck

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

 Reach For A Line 

Definition:
 

From a r-h (or l-h) quarter tag: Centers Hinge and reach a left (right) hand to form a left (r)-hand wave with outsides (who also reach); all Trade; wave centers Hinge; lead ends 1/2 Circulate to form a six-hand wave as trailing ends Circulate (outside) 2 places; wave dancers Cast Off 3/4, and very centers move up to become ends of l-h (r-h) 2-faced lines.

Don Beck

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

 Relay The Gears 

Definition:
 

From parallel (right-hand) waves: All Turn 1/2 (by right); ends Circulate as centers Cast (left) 3/4; in the forming wave very centers Slither as ends Turn Back (Roll Twice); turn each star 3/4; in the forming wave very centers Slither as ends Turn Back (Roll twice) then Cast (left) 3/4 with very centers as others Circulate around outside to end in parallel waves.

Don Beck

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

 Right Hand Star The Veer 

Definition:
 

From facing couples: Make a right hand star and turn it half. Ladies drop right hands, then place left hand in the right hand of the man in front. The man now leads the girl in a Veer left. Finishes as a two faced line.

Don Beck 1974

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

 Roll The Dice 

Definition:
 

From a couple: Belle (or designated beau) 3/4 Rollaway (as in Half Sashay); beau (other dancer) step into vacated spot & turn 1/4 toward other dancer (equals Partner Tag and Turn Back).

Don Beck

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

 Scoot And Relocate 

Definition:
 

From a 1/4 tag: All Scoot Back then original outsides Roll; wave dancers Fan the Top as outsides Promenade 1/4 around the set and Face In (i.e. Counter Rotate 1/4 and Roll).

Don Beck

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

 Shift Left/Right 

Definition:
 

From facing lines: All Side step to the left (right); the offset couples Bend the Line while the facing couples take the next command.

Don Beck

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

 Short Flutter 

Definition:
 

From couples facing: Belles begin a normal Flutter Wheel with a right forearm turn, moving across to pick up opposite Beau. As couples move forward another quarter turn and do a bend the line type action. Finish as facing couples.

COMMENT: Same move [as Flutter Sweep], two names.

Don Beck 1976

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

 Single Circle To A Star Thru 

Definition:
 

From opposite sex facing dancers: Do a Single Circle Half, then Star Thru with the same person. Finishes as a couple.

Don Beck 1973

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

 Spin Chain Reverse Circulate The Gears 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves: Spin Chain Circulate the Gears (C-1) but interchange Turn Backs and Circulates for the ends; i.e. All Arm Turn 1/2; centers Cast 3/4; ends Circulate then Turn Back; same after the 3/4 Star.

Don Beck

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

 Spin The Net 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or 8 chain thru: All Spin the Top; center four Spin the Top as ends Cast Off 3/4; the outfacer then Runs.

Don Beck

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

 Spin The Net 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or 8-chain thru: All Spin the Top, centers of the tidal wave Spin the Top while the others Cast Off 3/4 & dancer facing out Run. End in 1/4 Tag formation.

Don Beck 1985

This definition is from News and Notes by Al Brundage, Earl Johnston and Ed Foote.
It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

 Steal The Bases 

Definition:
 

From facing lines: Centers Touch 1/4 and Spread and Promenade 1/4 around the set (Counter Rotate 1/4) to become wave ends; ends give a Right pull by, face (1/4) in and left Touch 1/4 with other end to become centers of parallel waves.

Don Beck

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

 Swing Apart 

Definition:
 

From a 1/4 Tag: Wave dancers Cast Off 1/2 around the ends; outsides Extend to form a tidal wave with casters; (center six) Triple Trade.

Don Beck

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

 Tag The Line - Invert 

Definition:
 

From parallel lines/waves: Tag the Line; leaders Face In; trailers Face Out (Tag the Line + Trixie, B. 1744).

Tag The Line - Outvert: From parallel lines/waves: Tag the Line; leaders Face Out; trailers Face In. (Tag the Line, Reverse Trixie.)

Don Beck

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

 Triple Cast 

Definition:
 

From a Tidal Wave or a line of eight with couples alternately facing: Center three pairs arm turn 3/4. The center two of these pairs veer slightly away from each other and walk forward to the end of a two-faced line or wave as the lonesome outsides Cast Back and hook on the other end of the two faced line or wave. Tidal Waves finish as parallel two faced lines. Line of eight with alternately facing couples finishes as parallel waves.

Don Beck 1975

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

Triple Cast

 Turbofan 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or 2-faced lines: Circulate 1 & 1/2; center 4 Fan the Top; outsides Trade; each side Fan the Top.

Don Beck

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

 Twister 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves: Single Hinge; new centers Cast 3/4 as ends 1/2 Circulate; wave (of 6) dancers Arm Turn 3/4 as other two continue around the outside until they get to the column and Face In (Counter Rotate 1/4 & Roll); all Extend to form columns.

Don Beck

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

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