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Square Dance Calls authored by Don Beck

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  1. All 8 Diamond Recycle SCVSDA Notes
  2. Cast A Spell SCVSDA Notes
  3. Cast Apart SCVSDA Notes
  4. Center Spin SCVSDA Notes
  5. Chain Down The Diamond SCVSDA Notes
  6. Chain Down The Line SCVSDA Notes
  7. Compress To A Column SCVSDA Notes
  8. Concentric Diamonds Jay King
  9. Coordinate And Spread Jay King
  10. Cycle Ferris Wheel Jay King
  11. Diamond Chain & Circulate Thru SCVSDA Notes
  12. Diamond Recycle SCVSDA Notes
  13. Dixie Down The Line SCVSDA Notes
  14. Dixie Shadow SCVSDA Notes
  15. Ferris Anything Jay King
  16. Ferris Wheel Jay King
  17. Grand Square The Bases SCVSDA Notes
  18. Grand Tour SCVSDA Notes
  19. Hourglass Recycle (Facing Couple) SCVSDA Notes
  20. Ping Pong Circulate Jay King
  21. Ping The Diamond SCVSDA Notes
  22. Reach For A Line SCVSDA Notes
  23. Relay The Gears SCVSDA Notes
  24. Right Hand Star The Veer Jay King
  25. Roll The Dice SCVSDA Notes
  26. Scoot And Relocate SCVSDA Notes
  27. Shift Left/Right SCVSDA Notes
  28. Short Flutter Jay King
  29. Single Circle To A Star Thru Jay King
  30. Spin Chain Reverse Circulate The Gears SCVSDA Notes
  31. Spin The Net SCVSDA Notes
  32. Spin The Net News N Notes
  33. Steal The Bases SCVSDA Notes
  34. Swing Apart SCVSDA Notes
  35. Tag The Line - Invert SCVSDA Notes
  36. Triple Cast Jay King
  37. Turbofan SCVSDA Notes
  38. Twister SCVSDA Notes

This may not be a complete list of all calls authored by Don Beck.
 

 All 8 Diamond Recycle
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1980
 

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.

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

 Cast A Spell
 SCVSDA Notes  -  August 1991
 

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.

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

 Cast Apart
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1990
 

Definition:
 

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

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

 Center Spin
 SCVSDA Notes  -  August 1989
 

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.

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

 Chain Down The Diamond
 SCVSDA Notes  -  August 1986
 

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.

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

 Chain Down The Line
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1981
 

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).

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

 Compress To A Column
 SCVSDA Notes  -  April 1986
 

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.

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

 Concentric Diamonds
 Jay King  -  page 225
 

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
 Jay King  -  page 108
 

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
 Jay King  -  page 206
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  December 1982
 

Definition:
 

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

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

 Diamond Recycle
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1980
 

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.

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

 Dixie Down The Line
 SCVSDA Notes  -  August 1988
 

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.

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

 Dixie Shadow
 SCVSDA Notes  -  December 1982
 

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.

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

 Ferris Anything  -  C4
 Jay King  -  page 231
 

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
 Jay King  -  page 39
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  December 1982
 

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.

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

 Grand Tour
 SCVSDA Notes  -  October 1981
 

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.

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

 Hourglass Recycle (Facing Couple)
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1980
 

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.

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

 Ping Pong Circulate
 Jay King  -  page 104
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  April 1984
 

Definition:
 

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

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

 Reach For A Line
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1989
 

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.

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

 Relay The Gears
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1983
 

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.

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
 Jay King  -  page 212
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  December 1986
 

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).

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

 Scoot And Relocate
 SCVSDA Notes  -  August 1985
 

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).

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

 Shift Left/Right
 SCVSDA Notes  -  April 1982
 

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.

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

 Short Flutter
 Jay King  -  page 232
 

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
 Jay King  -  page 175
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  December 1982
 

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.

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

 Spin The Net
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1985
 

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.

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

 Spin The Net
 News N Notes  -  January 1985
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  August 1987
 

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.

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

 Swing Apart
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1990
 

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.

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

 Tag The Line - Invert
 SCVSDA Notes  -  April 1984
 

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.)

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

 Triple Cast  -  C4
 Jay King  -  page 209
 

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
 SCVSDA Notes  -  December 1982
 

Definition:
 

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

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

 Twister
 SCVSDA Notes  -  February 1991
 

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.

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

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