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 Acey Roll 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two faced lines: Centers Trade and Roll. Ends facing in Circulate and Quarter In. Ends facing out roll (or Zoom) back to the other wave/line and face (Quarter) in. Finishes in double pass thru formation.

Bill Davis 1975

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

 Boys/Girls Change 

Definition:
 

From facing lines: A variation of Corners Change which has the designated sexes star halfway across to stand in the vacated positions in the other line to face out. Finishes in parallel waves.

Bill Davis 1968

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

 Centers Trade And A Quarter More 

Definition:
 

From a two-faced line: Centers trade and then move forward a quarter to become centers of a diamond.

Bill Davis 1973

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

 Chisel In, Out, By 

Definition:
 

From a DPT: Centers Pass Thru and face in (Pass In), same four Pass Thru and face out (Pass Out); all then: 1) Pass Thru and face in (Pass In) for Chisel In; 2) Pass Thru and face out (Pass Out) for Chisel Out; 3) Outsides only Partner Trade for Chisel By. Chisel By can also be done from a trade by formation (i.e. Centers Pass In and Pass Out as outsides Partner Trade).

Bill Davis

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

 Clear The Lane 

Definition:
 

From parallel diamonds (facing or trailing): Wave dancers 2/3 Linear Cycle and 1/2 Invert the Column, points slide together and Trade (Cut) then Circulate.

Bill Davis

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

 Clear The Track 

Definition:
 

From parallel diamonds: Centers in R-H/(L-H) wave 2/3 Linear Cycle then move to the right/(left) around the outside as in Track 2 (Cross Invert 1/2), points slide together and Trade (Cut) then Circulate.

Clear The Track But - As above but points take a replacement command instead of Trade, etc.

Bill Davis

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

 Clover Flow 

Definition:
 

From Trade By Formation.

  1. Outsides Cloverleaf as Centers Pass Thru;
  2. Out-facers Cloverleaf as Others Pass Thru.

Ends in an Eight Chain Thru Formation.

Comments and Examples:

Same as Clover And Pass Thru; Clover And Pass Thru.

Bill Davis 1973

Cloverflo

 Cloverdodge 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves: Step Thru. Those facing out Cloverleaf as those facing in join right hands and Single Hinge then Walk and Dodge. Finishes in eight chain thru formation.

This is basically the same move as Wreck And Q except one uses a Single Hinge and the other uses a Curlicue.

Bill Davis 1975

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

 Cloverflo 

Definition:
 

From a Trade By formation: Those facing out Cloverleaf and then Pass Thru. Meanwhile those facing in Pass Thru and then Cloverleaf. Finishes in eight chain thru formation.

Bill Davis 1973

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

 Collimate 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two faced lines: All circulate one half. Those in the center wave or two faced line do a Lock It (a Lock It for two faced lines is a Couples Hinge), then Single or Partner Hinge. End dancers do a Single or Partner Hinge then arm turn half. Finishes in column formation. NOTE: Circulate To A Column then all arm turn half.

Bill Davis 1975

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

 Compromise 

Definition:
 

From parallel two-faced lines: Those facing in Circulate; those facing out Tag the Line In.

Bill Davis

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

 Counter Bend 

Definition:
 

From a 3 by 1 line: Those as a couple Bend the Line, in the mini-wave Hinge.

Bill Davis

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

 Counter Fan/Counter Hinge 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two faced lines: Centers Cast 3/4 (Counter Fan) or Cast 1/4 (Counter Hinge) to form a temporary wave across the set and walk straight ahead, sliding together shoulder to shoulder. The ends meanwhile Counter Rotate to form Three and One Lines.

Bill Davis 1975

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

 Cross And Dodge 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two faced lines: Centers Crossrun as new centers Walk and Dodge. Finishes in Three and One Lines.

Bill Davis 1975

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

 Cross Cloverflo 

Definition:
 

From a Trade By formation: Those facing out Cross Cloverleaf and Pass Thru. Meanwhile those facing in Pass Thru and then Cross Cloverleaf. Finishes in eight chain thru formation.

Bill Davis

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

 Cyclemate 

Definition:
 

From parallel lines/waves: Those in mini-waves Recycle and Veer in the direction of flow; those as a couple Circulate. Preferred usage is with ends in tandem. For ends not in tandem, ends Pass Right shoulders.

Bill Davis

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

 Double Up 

Definition:
 

From formations with outside and inside triangles e.g. siamese: Outside Triangle Circulate, Inside Triangle Circulate.

Bill Davis

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

 Fan Back No. 2 

Definition:
 

From a wave, two-faced line or diamond formation: Centers arm turn 3/4 as the ends do a U-turn back. Wave finishes as a diamond. Two faced line finishes as a facing diamond. Regular diamond finishes as a wave. Facing diamond finishes as a two faced line.

Bill Davis 1972

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

 Fan Out 

Definition:
 

From waves, 2-faced lines, diamonds, galaxies, etc.: Centers Cast Off 3/4, ends move ahead like a 1/2 "Circulate". See the Crucible for more.

Bill Davis

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

 Ferris Recycle 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves: Out-facing ends and adjacent dancers Recycle, in-facing ends and adjacent dancers Recycle but move to the Far center as in Ferris Wheel; i.e. they stretch to the other center.

Bill Davis

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

 File Away 

Definition:
 

Same move as File To A Line.

Bill Davis 1974

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

 Flip The Deucey 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two faced lines: Ends Circulate and then Quarter In. Centers arm turn 3/4 and pull by and join the same hand with the outside two (a "Slip the Clutch" type movement). Finishes in parallel waves.

Bill Davis 1973

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

 Follow Up 

Definition:
 

From a diamond or box circulate: 1/2 Box (Split) Circulate. Converts a diamond to a box and a box to a diamond.

Bill Davis

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

 Grand Spin Back 

Definition:
 

From twin diamond formation: Dancers in the wave across the set Spin Back. Points U-turn back and Circulate once and a half to join hands with centers. Regular diamonds finish in star promenade formation. Facing diamonds finish in thar formation.

Bill Davis 1973

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

 Hinge It 

Definition:
 

From column formation or three and one column formation (i.e., three face one direction and one faces the other): Ends of each column single hinge with adjacent dancer (or partner) as the center four stand pat to finish between the hinging dancers. Finishes in various unusual formations depending upon starting facings in the columns.

Bill Davis 1974

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

 In Chain 2, 3, etc. 

Definition:
 

From an 8 chain thru, Infacers do an 8 Chain Thru the indicated number of hands, outfacers Square Thru the indicated number of hands.

Out Chain 2, 3, etc.: As above except that Outfacers do the 8 Chain Thru, Infacers do the Square Thru.

Bill Davis and Kip Garvey

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

 Lock 'Em Up 

Definition:
 

From parallel diamonds or 'H': Wave dancers Lock It (i.e. very centers Hinge as wave ends do their part of Fan the Top) as ends/points do a regular Circulate. From diamonds this gives an 'H'; from an 'H' it gives parallel diamonds.

Bill Davis

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

 Pass And Go 

Definition:
 

From any 4-dancer formation with at least two dancers facing (e.g. 8 chain thru): Those who can (i.e. who are facing directly) Pass Thru, those now facing out from the flagpole center of the set Run into the other 2-dancer position (if adjacent dancers are both facing out this will be a Partner Trade). From an 8-chain thru or 1/4 box this results in a DPT.

Bill Davis

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

 Peel Around 

Definition:
 

From column formation: Lead individual in each file does a Peel Off and walks ahead about two steps. The second dancer in each file follow the leads by stepping forward and doing a Peel Off to stand behind the leads. The trailing two in each file do a single file Circulate one position. Finishes in a parallel wave formation (with or without hands joined).

Bill Davis and Ed Foote 1974

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

 Perambulate 

Definition:
 

From parallel lines or waves and some T-bones (ends must be in lines): Circulate 1 & 1/2 (from T-bones work concentric), center four Linear Cycle as other four Hinge & Roll.

Bill Davis

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

 Perserveer 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or trade by: All 1/2 Circulate; Center wave Explode & Pass Thru; Mini-waves Turn Thru then Fold. Ends in 8 chain thru

Perserveer But -- Same as above except those in the center wave take the But command instead of doing the Explode & Pass Thru.

Bill Davis

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

 Pivot 

Definition:
 

Same as Cast Right and Cast Left which are on the Mainstream List.

Bill Davis 1976

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

 Play Action 

Definition:
 

From parallel lines/waves: Ends Promenade forward 1/4 of the way around the set (Counter Rotate) and Roll, centers 1/2 Zoom. Gives a 1/4 tag.

Bill Davis

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

 Quarter The Diamond 

Definition:
 

From parallel diamonds: Center centers Hinge as points facing in step ahead (1/2 Circulate) to meet and Arm Turn 1/2; others (points facing out and outside centers) 1/2 Split Circulate and Face In (1/4) as a couple. Ends in 1/4 tag formation.

Bill Davis

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

 Quick Time 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or lines with ends in tandem: Ends 1/2 Circulate as centers Hinge; center four Diamond Circulate [or star 1/4] as end four Trade; new centers Hinge as other four move up [as in Coordinate or Hourglass Circulate] to reform parallel waves or lines.

Bill Davis

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

 Qwick Wrap (Quick Wrap) 

Definition:
 

From columns: Lead two (#1 & #2) walk forward 1/4 around the outside (i.e. Split Counter Rotate 1/4) as trailers Column Circulate, 1/2 Zoom, and Single Hinge.

Bill Davis

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

 R & R 

Definition:
 

From waves, lines and some t-bones: Centers Run & Roll; new center Trade & Roll.

Bill Davis

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

 Rectangles 

Definition:
 

A squared set consists of two interlocking Rectangles. In an S1p [all squared at home] the heads are in one rectangle and the sides are in another. Dancers work in their rectangle as in blocks, i.e. they must always start and end on the spots in their rectangle. Only one-, two-, or four-dancer calls [or combinations] that start and end in a 2 by 2 formation can be done in a rectangle. Traffic pattern is as in All-Eight and All-Four-Couples.

Bill Davis

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

 Relay The Message 

Definition:
 

From parallel [R-H] waves: Ends and centers [R] Arm Turn 1/2; new centers Cast [L] Arm Turn 1/2; meanwhile original centers [new ends] Circulate 1 & 1/2 to form a momentary tivate formation with the chain thruers; in wave of six [R-H] Triple Trade, then Fan Out; i.e. centers Cast [L] 3/4 as other four move up [1/2 Circulate] to end in parallel [R-H] waves. Starts like Spin Chain Thru and finishes like Relay the Deucey.

Bill Davis

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

 Relay The Shadow To A Diamond 

Definition:
 

From a (R-H) tidal wave: Start a Relay the Shadow [i.e. All Arm Turn 1/2 (right); center six Cast Off (left) 3/4]; new ends and very centers finish a normal Relay the Shadow (outsides Counter Rotate then Hinge & Spread with very centers); infacers in the remaining four Extend and Trade as outfacers do a wide Split Circulate 1 & 1/2 to form parallel diamonds.

Bill Davis

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

Relay Shadow To A Diamond

 Roller Coast 

Definition:
 

From lines facing out and many others (wherever a Circulate can be done after a Quarter Right): all Quarter Right; all Circulate; all Quarter Right. Split Roller Coast -- All Quarter Right; all Split Circulate; all Quarter Right. Left Roller Coast/Left Split Roller Coast -- As above but Quarter Left.

Bill Davis

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

 Run In/Out 

Definition:
 

Run In - From any wave or mini wave: All (or designated) dancers facing out Run around adjacent (who slides over, i.e. normal Run) to form a couple facing in. Run Out - From any wave or mini wave: All (or designated) dancers facing in Run around adjacent to form a couple facing out. Facing in and facing out refer to the flagpole center of the four couple set unless the prefix 'box', 'in your box', or equivalent is called.

Bill Davis and Bill Peters

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

 Save Your Time 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or lines (with ends in tandem): Ends 1/2 Circulate and those coming in slide together (Hourglass Circulate); centers Trade and slide apart. Ends in hourglass formation.

Bill Davis

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

 Scintillate 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two faced lines: Ends Circulate twice. Centers arm turn 3/4 to form a wave across the center. Those in this wave do a Fan Back (centers arm turn 3/4 and ends U-turn back) then those same four do a Half Circulate. Waves finish as two faced lines and vice versa.

Bill Davis 1974

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

 Shift (to a Diamond, Hourglass) 

Definition:
 

From parallel 2-faced lines: Centers Cross Run; Ends (points) Circulate the named formation; e.g. Diamond, Hourglass, Interlocked Diamond, other?.

Bill Davis

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

 Siamese Revenge 

Definition:
 

From any siamese formation: Those in tandem Peel Off, others (in the couple) Bend the Line & Roll.

Bill Davis

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

 Simonize 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves: Centers facing out Fold, centers facing in Run.

Bill Davis

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

 Single Dixie 

Definition:
 

From a single 8 chain thru: All Right Pull By; new Centers Left Touch 1/4 as outsides Face Right to form a right-hand ocean wave.

Bill Davis

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

 Slide Away 

Definition:
 

From parallel waves or two-faced liens: Do a Slither (centers nose to nose sashay) while the ends Circulate. Waves finish in two-faced lines and vice versa.

Bill Davis 1971

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

 Slide Away 

Definition:
 

From Parallel Waves, Two-Faced Lines or other applicable formations.

Centers Slither as Ends Circulate.

Parallel Lines end in Parallel Lines.

Bill Davis 1971


 Steeplechase 

Definition:
 

From 3 and 1 lines and others with centers facing out: Centers Chase Right as ends Circulate one position.

Bill Davis

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

 Synchronize 

Definition:
 

From any parallel lines/waves with ends in tandem: Ends 1/2 Circulate and those coming into the center Veer in (as in Hourglass Circulate); all finish as in Coordinate, i.e. Triple Trade then lonesome ends and very centers move up to become ends of final formation (i.e. as in Hourglass Circulate).

Bill Davis

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

 Tag Right/Out, Left/In 

Definition:
 

Tag Right/Out, Left/In etc. -- Bill Davis, Menlo Park, Cal. 1975

From regular or two faced lines or waves: Do a Tag the Line and the lead dancers face according to the first call (e.g., Right) and the trailers face according to the second call (e.g., Out). The four calls Right, Out, Left, In may be used in appropriate doublet combinations.

Tag Zig In/Out; Zag In/Out -- suggestion by Will Orlich, Bradenton, Fla. 1975

From regular lines, two faced lines or waves: Do a Tag the Line and the lead dancers take the first call (Zig) as the trailers take the second call (In/Out).

COMMENT: The latter suggestion (Zig In, Zag Out, etc.) causes less confusion. Time will tell.

Bill Davis and Willard Orlich 1975

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

 Trade By 

Definition:
 

From an arrangement in which two couples face one another and two couples face out of the set: Simultaneously, the couples facing each other do a Pass Thru and the couples facing out do a Partner Trade. NOTE: Trade By can be done from both "Clover And" formation or from a squared set in which one set of couples is facing in and the other set is facing out. BACKGROUND NOTE: The name "Trade By" has been applied to a portion of a more involved earlier movement called Barge Thru by Manny Amor, Lakewood, NJ. On Barge Thru, from facing lines, dancers do a Half Square Thru, then those facing out do a Partner Trade while those facing in do a Pass Thru to finish in eight chain thru formation. This in turn led to the invention of a whole string of "Barge" movements (See the Controversial Section). Choreographers soon recognized that the essential factor about Barge Thru was the "Centers Pass Thru while those facing out Partner Trade." The formation from which this was done ordinarily had first been termed "Wheel And" formation; then it acquired the name of "Clover And" formation. Today, it is generally called "Trade By" formation. At any rate, from Clover And formation, callers started inventing their own names for this Partner Trade plus Pass Thru combination. Vaughn Parrish, I believe, called it "Do That Little Thing" (DLT), and some others used the term "Do Your Thing." Finally Bill Davis called it "Trade By" and that's where we are today.

Bill Davis 1969

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

 Weave To A Wave 

Definition:
 

From eight chain thru formation: All Pass (Weave) by the one they face right shoulders. In the center, move up as though to pass left shoulders but catch lefts for a one quarter arm turn. Those facing out do an individual quarter right face turn. Finishes in parallel waves.

Bill Davis 1974

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

 Yaw 

Definition:
 

After any call in which the dancers move around a center: all turn 1/4 to face the center. Depending on the call this is either a Quarter In or a Face In. For example, Scoot Back and Yaw from waves [1/4 In] gives an 8 chain thru, Circulate and Y aw from parallel lines/waves [Face In] gives a DPT; and [Split] Circulate and Yaw from a column [1/4 In] gives facing lines.

Bill Davis

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

 Zoom The Hard Way 

Definition:
 

From a column: 1/2 Zoom [parallel waves]; 1/2 Zoom again. [Ends in a tidal wave].

Bill Davis

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

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