Pocket Reference of C1 List Calls

List Update 10/95

Newly Revised!
© April 1996 Ben Rubright

The following is a shorthand description of the C1 list calls as defined by the Challenge Committee of Callerlab. It is intended to be a guide for quick reference and not necessarily a place from which to initially learn the calls.

The purpose of this collection is to provide an alphabetical listing of the calls for both study and quick reference during practice sessions without the need for an index. Thanks to all who have fed back comments, corrections, and suggestions.

All comments are welcome: xtraben@ix.netcom.com.

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AH-SO
ends cross fold, retaining handhold with center, as centers u-turn back and take small step forward.

ALTER THE WAVE
swing, centers cast 3/4, ends turn back, counter rotate each diamond 1/2 and flip it.

(ANYTHING) TO A WAVE
do all parts of (anything) but don't let go

(ANYTHING) AND WEAVE
do (anything) then weave

(ANYTHING) CHAIN THRU
do (anything) then very centers trade, all centers cast 3/4

(ANYTHING) THE WINDMILL
spin the windmill but replace centers swing, slip with (anything)

(ANYTHING) THE AXLE
pass the axle but replace the initial pass thru with (anything)

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BLOCK FORMATION
dancers work in block of 4 independent of the other 4 dancers

BUTTERFLY FORMATION
column formation in the shape of a butterfly

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CAST BACK/CROSS CAST BACK
lead or designated dancers peel off/trail off. all adjust to lines

CHASE YOUR NEIGHBOR
belles right face u-turn back, split circ, follow your neighbor

CHECKOVER
#1 and #2 checkmate, #3 and #4 circulate, cast 3/4, slither, and step ahead.

CIRCLE BY (W/X BY Y/Z or ANYTHING)
facing couples circle 1st fraction in clockwise direction, step into right hand wave and cast 2nd fraction or do (anything).

CONCENTRIC CONCEPT
center 4 dancers do call normally, outside 4 dancers do call around the outside of the formation. if 2x4, line setups result in line setups, column setups result in column setups. if tidal going to 2x4, change the long axis.

COUNTER ROTATE (1/4,1/2.....)
point of reference is the center of the square for everyone. everyone walks 1/4,1/2... of the way around the square on their circle

CROSS AND TURN
beaus pull by, belles turn back

CROSS BY
from thar or waves: slip the clutch and spread; from 1/4 tag, extend and spread.

CROSS CHAIN AND ROLL
centers right and left thru and roll, ends right pull by, 1/4 right and conc circ 2 (star by the left half way)

CROSS CHAIN THRU
centers right and left thru, ends right pull by, 1/4 right, conc circ 2 and 1/4 right

CROSS ROLL TO A WAVE
centers cross run, ends run

CROSS YOUR NEIGHBOR
follow your neighbor except trailers cross hands.

CUT THE INTERLOCKED DIAMOND
points slide in and trade, centers interlocked diamond circulate

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DIXIE DIAMOND
dixie style to wave, centers hinge, ends turn back

DIXIE SASHAY
dixie style to a wave, slither

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FLIP BACK
flip the line 1/2, scoot back

FLIP THE INTERLOCKED DIAMOND
ends flip in, centers interlocked diamond circulate

FLIP THE LINE N/4
centers run, tag the line to N/4

FOLLOW THRU
leads 1/2 run, trailers extend the tag and hinge (1/2 scoot back)

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GALAXY FORMATION
a formation with a box of 4 in the center and an outside diamond

GRAND FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBOR
#1 in column follow your neighbor, all others extend and cast 3/4

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INTERLOCKED DIAMOND CIRCULATE
circulating within the interlocked diamond formation.

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JAY WALK
designated dancers pass thru (usually on a diagonal)

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LINEAR ACTION
ends hinge & cast 1/2, wave hinges and concentric circulates 1 1/2. inside dancers cast 3/4, others do last 1/2 all 8 circulate.

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MAGIC COLUMN FORMATION
column formation with the ends of one column and the centers of the other working together as a column. traffic pattern: dancer moving from center to end position has the right of way. this is important on 1/2 circulates so that the proper handhold is created.

MAKE MAGIC
ends and centers facing pass thru, trailers of the center box j-walk

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O FORMATION
column formation in the shape of an O.

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PASS THE AXLE
pass thru, centers pass thru, leads cross cast back, all cast 1/2, centers trade.

PERCOLATE
all 8 circulate 1 1/2, the center 1x4 hinge and cross, others turn thru.

PHANTOM FORMATION
wave/line/column formations where 1/2 of the dancers are at right angles to the other half. add phantoms to complete 2 groups of 8.

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2/3 RECYCLE
centers fold (adjust to box), split counter rotate 1/4.

ALL 8 RECYCLE
wave recycles while moving to the outside, others move in and do facing/split recycle.

REGROUP
ends 1/4 out, trade, spread and step forward, centers trade and roll

RELAY THE SHADOW
swing, center 6 cast 3/4, lonesome ends counter rotate 1/4, and with very centers hinge 1/4 and spread, others do centers part of cast a shadow

RELAY THE TOP
swing, centers cast 3/4 as ends 1/2 circulate, center star turns 1/4 as mini waves trade, very center 4 cast 3/4 as others phantom hourglass circulate.

REVERSE CROSS AND TURN
belle pulls by, beau turns back

REVERSE EXPLODE (WAVES)
step thru, 1/4 out

ROTARY SPIN
centers right and left thru and roll, ends right pull by, step to left handed wave and cast off 3/4

ROTATES (1/4,1/2...) (SINGLE)
from squared set positions only: rotate 1/4,1/2... as a couple turn to promenade direction and counter rotate designated fraction around the outside of the square. single rotate 1/4,1/2... individually turn to promenade direction and counter rotate designated fraction if preceded by reverse, turn to reverse promenade direction and counter rotate designated fraction around the outside of the square

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SCATTER SCOOT
leaders all 8 circulate, trailers scoot back

SCATTER SCOOT CHAIN THRU
leaders all 8 circulate, trailers scoot chain thru

SCOOT AND LITTLE
scoot back, centers step and fold, ends 1/4 right and counter rotate 1/4

SCOOT AND PLENTY
all scoot and little, split circulate 2. ends counter rotate 1/4 and roll, centers roll out to a wave (if centers are facing, touch, if back to back, take right hands (after roll out)).

SCOOT AND RAMBLE
scoot back, centers fold to face, ends cast back, all slide thru.

SHAKEDOWN
beaus run and roll, belles 3/4 zoom (1/4 right and run).

SIAMESE CONCEPT
dancers work as couples or in tandem.

SINGLE ROTATES
see rotates.

SPLIT DIXIE DIAMOND
split dixie style to a wave, centers hinge, ends turn back.

SPLIT DIXIE STYLE TO A WAVE
actives right pull by, 1/4 to face inactives, left touch 1/4.

SPLIT RECYCLE
trailers do part of facing recycle, leads run and veer out to be ends of wave.

SPLIT SQUARE CHAIN TOP
actives right pull by, 1/4 to face inactives, left spin the top, left turn thru.

SQUARE CHAIN THE TOP
right pull by, 1/4 in, left spin the top, left turn thru

SQUARE THE BASES
centers conc square thru 3, ends pass thru, bend, and start a split square thru 2 then all trade by

SQUEEZE
if apart-slide together and trade, if together-trade and slide apart

STEP AND FLIP
centers step forward, ends flip in

STEP AND FOLD
centers step forward, ends fold

STRETCH CONCEPT
2 groups of 4 dancers do given call, at end of call interlock the two groups by two dancers.

SWING AND CIRCLE (1/4,1/2,3/4)
centers (touch if necessary) swing, slip. outside six move one position around the outside (1/4). for each 1/4 the above is repeated. if no fraction is given, above is done 4 times

SWING THE FRACTIONS
those who can, cast: 1/4 right, 1/2 left, 3/4 right, 1/2 left, 1/4 right

SWITCH TO AN INTERLOCKED DIAMOND
centers run, ends interlocked diamond circulate

SWITCH THE WAVE (from lines)
centers run, ends cross run

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T-BONE
formations where some dancers are at right angles to other dancers

TAG BACK TO A WAVE
1/2 tag, scoot back

TALLY HO
1/2 all 8 circulate, end mini waves trade, center wave/line hinges and does 1/2 box circulate, very center 4 cast 3/4 as ends finish all 8 circulate

TANDEM BASED TRIANGLE
dancers comprising the base are front to back, back to back, or front to front

TANDEM CONCEPT
two dancers-one behind the other-acting as a unit of one

THREE BY TWO ACEY DEUCEY
very center 2 trade, each group of 3 triangle circulates

TRIANGLE FORMATIONS
three dancers forming a triangle with one dancer as apex and two dancers comprising the base

TRIPLE BOX CONCEPT
2 by 6 matrix formation that is further subdivided into three groups of 4 each being 2 x 2. there may be 0,1,2,3 phantoms in any one box

TRIPLE CROSS
six dancers who can outside hand pull by on the diagonal

TWIST AND (ANYTHING)
centers twist the line, ends face, move in and do (anything) concentrically

TWIST THE LINE
centers step forward and trade, ends face and star thru

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VERTICAL TAGS (1/4,1/2,3/4,FULL)
box of 4 call where 3 situations can exist. 1. dancers both facing out of box: single wheel 2. dancers both facing into box: 1/2 of 1/2 sashay 3. one dancer facing each way: leader folds behind adjacent trailer. in all situations move up to designated tag position (1/4,1/2,3/4,full)

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WAVE BASED TRIANGLES
dancers comprising the base are shoulder to shoulder facing the same or opposite direction

WHEEL AND (ANYTHING)
outside couples promenade 1/4 and face in while insides do (anything) concentric

WHEEL FAN THRU
start wheel thru but beaus as they meet trade and then finish the wheel thru

ZING
leads 3/4 zoom (1/4 out and run), trailers circ and 1/4 in

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Lynette Bellini
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April 12, 1996