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Square Dance: Table of Contents

IN PROGRESS

Ray and I started square dancing in June 2019. We love it!
It's great for mind, body, and spirit.
Here are index cards to summarize each call.

Print each page.
Cut out each side and tape/staple/glue onto 4" x 6" index cards.
Add your own notes, as desired.

Useful links/notes:

  1. All snapshots are from Taminations:
    women are circles:
    sample snapshot;
    center is indicated by X
    The ‘heads’ on the icons indicate facing direction; arms (yellow) are shown as needed.

    Numbers identify couples (useful when printed in black-and-white).

    Most snapshots show the paths that dancers follow for the call.
    men are squares:
  2. All videos are from videosquaredancelessons.com:
  3. Pictures of Square Dance Formations from the International Association of Square Dance Callers

INDEX CARDS:

basic definitions: square dance, heads, sides, home, corners, partners

Basic 1

  1. allemande left (added June 18, 2019)
  2. arm turns (added July 7, 2019)
  3. backtrack (added June 24, 2019)
  4. bend the line (added June 18, 2019)
        line of 8, bend the line (added June 19, 2019)
  5. California twirl (added June 21, 2019)
  6. chain down the line (added June 20, 2019)
  7. circle left, circle right (added July 7, 2019)
  8. circle to a line (added June 21, 2019)
  9. circulate (added June 21, 2019)
  10. courtesy turn (added June 20, 2019)
  11. dive thru (added June 26, 2019)
  12. do paso (added July 6, 2019)
  13. dosado (added July 9, 2019)
  14. face left/right/in/out (added July 11, 2019)
  15. forward and back (added July 11, 2019)
  16. grand square (added June 22, 2019)
  17. half sashay (added June 24, 2019)
  18. ladies chain (added June 19, 2019)
  19. ladies in, men sashay (added July 11, 2019)
  20. lead right/left (added June 26, 2019)
  21. pass thru (added June 23, 2019)
  22. passing rule (added July 13, 2019)
  23. promenade (added July 13, 2019)
  24. pull by (added June 20, 2019)
  25. right/left hand star (added July 18, 2019)
  26. right and left grand (added June 23, 2019)
  27. right and left thru (added June 20, 2019)
  28. right arm turn
  29. rollaway (added July 9, 2019)
  30. same position rule (added July 13, 2019)
  31. see saw
  32. separate
  33. split circulate (added June 22, 2019)
  34. split two
  35. square thru (added July 19, 2019)
  36. star promenade (added July 18, 2019)
  37. star thru (added July 9, 2019)
  38. step thru (added June 24, 2019)
  39. swing
  40. turn back (added June 23, 2019)
  41. veer left/right (added June 26, 2019)
  42. walk around the corner
  43. weave the ring (added June 23, 2019)
  44. wrong way grand (added June 23, 2019)

Basic 2

  1. Alamo style
  2. box the gnat (added June 23, 2019)
  3. cross run
  4. double pass thru
  5. extend (added June 26, 2019)
  6. facing couples rule
  7. ferris wheel (added July 4, 2019)
  8. first couple go left/right
  9. flutterwheel
  10. ocean wave (step to a wave) (added June 25, 2019)
  11. ocean wave rule
  12. pass the ocean (added June 25, 2019)
  13. reverse flutterwheel
  14. run (added June 26, 2019)
  15. sweep a quarter
  16. swing thru (added June 21, 2019)
  17. touch a quarter (added July 4, 2019)
  18. trade (added June 20, 2019)
  19. trade by (added June 22, 2019)
  20. wheel and deal (added July 11, 2019)
  21. wheel around
  22. zoom

Mainstream

  1. allemande thar
  2. cast off three quarters
  3. centers in
  4. cloverleaf
  5. cross fold
  6. dixie style to an ocean wave (added July 9, 2019)
  7. eight chain thru (added July 5, 2019)
  8. fold
  9. half tag
  10. hinge
  11. pass to the center
  12. quarter tag
  13. recycle (added July 11, 2019)
  14. scoot back (added July 5, 2019)
  15. shoot the star
  16. slide thru (added July 9, 2019)
  17. slip the clutch
  18. spin chain thru (added July 6, 2019)
  19. spin the top
  20. tag the line (added July 6, 2019)
  21. three quarters tag the line
  22. turn thru
  23. walk and dodge
  24. wrong way thar