Pocket Reference of C-3 List Calls

List Update 01/96

© 1996 Ben Rubright

The following is a shorthand description of the calls resident on the C-3 A and B lists (01/96). It is intended to be a guide for quick reference and not necessarily a place from which to initially learn the calls.

The letter A or B preceding the definition of each call denotes on which list the call resides. (C-3A or C-3B)

Thanks to all who have fed back comments, corrections, and suggestions.

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

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1/4(3/4) MIX------------A
those who can, cast right 1/4(3/4), mix

1/4 THE DEUCEY----------A
cast 1/4, centers cast 1/4, trailing end 1/2 circ, lead end circ, star turns 1/4, center 4 cast 1/4, lonesome star dancer press out (hourglass circ)

1/4 OR 3/4 WHEEL THE OCEAN/SEA----A
cast left 1/4 or 3/4, finish wheel the ocean/sea

************************** BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ********************

BEAU/BELLE/(ANYONE) HOP----A
designateds walk, others dodge, all hinge

BIAS CIRCULATE----------A
leaders all 8 circ, trailers diagonal circulate using wave hand star.

BIG BLOCK CONCEPT-------A
all real dancers treating formation as lines or waves. spots preserved

BINGO-------------------B
leaders 1/4 out and roll twice, trailers any shoulder wheel thru

BOOMERANG---------------B
1. from couples front to back - zoom and new leaders trade
2. from curliqued box - leads zoom and trailers scoot back

BREAKER (N, ANYTHING)---A
center 4 ctr rot 1/4 and conc 1/2 circ, ends cast off 3/4. very center 4 cast N/4 or do (anything) concentric, others finish all 8 circ

BUSY (ANYTHING)---------B
leaders keep busy, trailers normalize and do (anything) concentric

BY GOLLY----------------B
leader of sweep from previous call sweeps 1/4, other dancer dodges, extends, hinges & extends. (FIX: veer in flowing direction and do any shoulder 1/2 tag)

************************** CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ********************

CAST AND RELAY (1/4,1/2,3/4)-----B
relay the top but replace initial cast and star turn fraction with designated fraction

CATCH (ANYTHING) N------A
square thru N to a wave, do (anything) then step and fold

CENTRAL CONCEPT---------B
all do centers part of designated call (if ambiguous, prefer the box)

(ATC) CHAIN THRU--------A
do tagging call to 1/2 tag, then scoot chain thru

CHANGE THE CENTERS------B
swing, slip, centers cross run, slip

CHANGE THE WAVE---------B
swing, slip, centers cross run, swing

CHANGE YOUR IMAGE-------B
centers phantom column circulate 2, ends split circulate 2

CHECKERBOARD (ANYTHING)-A
leads trade, trailers take (anything) by moving to center 1x4 matrix, doing call and adjusting to open spaces

CHECKERBOX (ANYTHING)---A
leads trade, trailers take (anything) by moving to center 2x2 matrix, doing call and adjusting to open spaces

CHOICE------------------A
center wave does a conc lockit and hinge, others trade, step and fold

CHUCK-A-LUCK------------B
centers run and pass in, new centers concentric (1/4 in and pass thru)

CROSS CHUCK-A-LUCK------B
centers x-run and pass in. new centers concentric (1/4 in and crosstrail thru)

CROSS LOCKIT------------B
lockit and spread

COUPLE UP---------------A
box circulate, new leaders u-turn back

CRISS CROSS THE DEUCEY--B

leaders 1/2 split circ and crossover circ, trailers criss-cross your nabor

CROSS CHAIN REACTION----A
same as chain reaction except initial j-walk is diagonal

CROSS CYCLE (1/3, 2/3, FULL)-------------B
centers cross fold, adjust to box (1/3), split counter rotate 1/4 (2/3), roll (FULL)

CROSS FLIP LINE (W/X)---B
centers cross run, any shoulder tag the line (W/X)

CROSS SWAP THE TOP------B
belle cross extends, casts 3/4, beau runs, rolls, and extends.

************************** DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ********************

DIAGONAL BOX CONCEPT----B
end and adjacent dancer work with diagonal end and adjacent dancer as a box of 4 (2x2 matrix)

DISBAND-----------------B
from columns: #1 and #4 concentric reset 1/2 and phantom column circ 2. from waves: ends detour and phantom column circ 2. centers always counter rot and flip away.

DIVIDE THE OCEAN/SEA (I/O/L/R/ANYTHING)----B
centers hinge, tag, press ahead and take (), ends cast 3/4 and x-concentric vertical 1/2 tag. [vertical left 1/2 tag (sea)]

DRIFT APART-------------A
ends split circ 2, lead center x-over circ and circ, trail center circ and x-over circ

************************** EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ********************

EASE OFF----------------A
ends zing, centers concentric [circulate and 1/4 in]

EIGHT BY (ANYTHING)-----A
ends grand chain 8 and roll, others concentric do (ANYTHING)

EXCHANGE THE BOXES (1/4,1/2,3/4,FULL)------A
trailing center does x-over circulate all others split circulate. assess position after each circ. each 1/4 refers to 1 circulate

EXCHANGE THE TRIANGLES (1/3,2/3,FULL)--A
trailing center does x-over circulate all others triangle circulate. assess position after each circ. each 1/3 refers to 1 circulate

EXPAND THE COLUMN-------A
centers flip away, ends phantom column circ 2

EXPLODE THE DIAMOND-----B
centers concentric explode the wave, ends circ 1 like a couple up

EXPLODE THE TOP---------A
explode and ends circ 1-1/2 to begin forming a righthanded star, centers spin the top to join other 2 to finish forming righthanded star of 4, star turns until isolater of spin the top leads star out into a line of 4 (Isolator: ends who move up as in fan the top)

************************** FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ********************

FAN CONCEPT-------------B
do designated call but omit initial cast

FANCY-------------------A
trailers press out, center 4 1/2 press ahead to form a 2-faced line, and all triple line any shoulder turn and deal (eliminate any triple line phants)

FLARE OUT TO A LINE-----A
leads (away from the center) turn to a line, trailers 1/2 press ahead. C-3b level def: couples twosome reset 1/4.

FLIP YOUR LEADER--------A
flip the line 1/2 and follow your leader

FLIP YOUR LID-----------B
from 1/4 tag, wave end does scoot back to become wave ctr. orig wave center does their part of all 8 recyc. approached outside dancer does scoot back to finish leading original center in finishing all 8 recycle. other outside dancers inside hand tch 1/2 & spr.

FOLLOW TO A DIAMOND-----A
trailers follow neighbor and spread, leaders box circ 1/2 and then phantom diamond circulate

FOLLOW YOUR LEADER------A
all do 1/2 of split circulate, centers cast 3/4 and press ahead, ends tandem cross fold

************************** GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ********************

the GAMUT (BUT (ANYTHING))---------------A
ends circ 2, centers do an any hand 3/4 and trade the wave, all cut the diamond. BUT (ANYTHING) - replace cut the diamond with (ANYTHING).

GEE WHIZ----------------B
mini wave, trailers, or non-designateds do phantom vertical tag, others do phant crossfire

GOOD SHOW---------------B
ends walk and dodge, centers couple up

GRAND MIX---------------A
from tidal setup with two ends and the rest centers, all centers cross run, new centers trade. [triple trade and all spread, triple trade]

GRAND SWING AND MIX-----A
all swing, then grand mix

************************** IIIIIIIIIIIIIII ********************

INITIALLY concept-------A
Do the first part of the call using the concept, the rest normally.

IN STYLE----------------B
centers touch, very centers turn back in flowing direction, as couples extend.

INTERLOCKED COUNTER-----B
center 4 slither and all finish a normal counter

INTERLOCKED LITTLE------A
centers conc step and x-fold, ends 1/4 right and counter rotate 1/4

INTERLOCKED LITTLE MORE--A
all do interlocked little, centers concentric circulate

INTERLOCKED PLENTY------A
all do interlocked little, split circ twice, ends counter rotate 1/4 and roll, centers concentric reset 1/4

INTERLOCKED RALLY-------B
all do normal rally except the centers replace step and fold with step and cross fold.

INTERLOCKED RAMBLE------B
all do normal ramble except the centers replace fold with stretched setup fold. (any shoulder turn and deal)

INTERLOCKED SCOOT BACK--A
from 1/4 line formation, with ones facing on diagonal, scoot back to re-form two-faced line in center with others facing out

************************** JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ********************

JAY CONCEPT-------------A
From 1/4 tag formation, 4 dancers facing work in box of 4. (2x2 matrix)

************************** KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ********************

KEEP BUSY---------------A
leaders couples circulate with the flow, trailers extend, very centers hinge, flip the diamond, step and fold

KICK BY (N)-------------B
designated does kickoff around N number of dancers, others tag 1 position in direction of kicker's original position.

************************** LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ********************

LATCH ON (X/Y)----------A
right roll to a wave and hinge X/Y (default is 1/4)

LICKETY SPLIT-----------B
ends split circ, centers split counter rot 1/4

LIFT OFF----------------B
centers cast right 1/4, all as couples extend the tag, centers concentric circ, all 8 circ

LINE TO LINE------------B
centers turn thru and clover, ends pass in, press ahead, pass thru and all pass in

LINK UP-----------------A
leaders cast off 1/4, roll, and press ahead, trailers as couples extend and then concentric crossfire

(ANYCALL) THE LOCK------A
do (anything) then lockit

LOCK THE HINGE----------A
lockit and hinge

LOCKERS CHOICE----------A
all lockit, then choice. refer to CHOICE

(CROSS) LOOP AND TAG (X/Y)------B
peel the deal, extend to X/Y tag. (Cross: replace peel with trail).

************************** MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ********************

MAGIC DIA/C/L/W---------B
centers of one diamond work with the other two diamond points. centers of one wave/line/col work with the ends of the other wave/line/col

MINI CHASE--------------A
belles shakedown, beaus partner tag

MIRROR CONCEPT----------B
calls done as though one were looking in a mirror. (right becomes left, clockwise becomes counter-clockwise)

************************** NNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ********************

(CROSS) NUCLEAR REACTION--------B
very ctr and facing end pass thru, ctrs cross concentric cast off 1/4 and roll. outsides cross concentric vertical 1/2 tag. all counter rotate 1/4. (Cross: very ctr and diagonal end pass thru)

************************** OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ********************

OPEN UP THE COLUMN AND (ANYTHING)------A
#1 cross clover, #2 clover, #3 and #4 transfer the column. anyth: #3 and #4 press ahead and take anyth.

OWN THE (ANYONE) (CALL1 BY CALL 2)--------A
do your call as though everyone was doing your call.

ONCE REMOVED DIAMONDS---A
formation where once removed people form diamond

************************** PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ********************

PATCH (ANYONE)----------A
hinge and designateds u-turn back

PEEL CHAIN THRU---A
centers touch (if necessary), swing and slip, others peel off/trail off and touch 1/2, all fan the top

PHANTOM COLUMNS CONCEPT-B
4x4 matrix, center 2 columns work together, outside 2 columns work together

PHANTOM LINES/WAVES CONCEPT-----B
4x4 matrix with center 2 lines working together, outside 2 lines work together

PITCH (I/O/L/R/ANYTHING)----------B
leaders right zoom 3/4, trailers circ and take ()

PLAN AHEAD--------------A
centers touch 1/4 and `x-conc' vertical tag, lead peel left, trailer peel right. ends circ 1-1/2, hinge, and x-conc vert any shoulder 1/2 tag in.

POLLY WALLY-------------A
ends turn and deal toward promenade. centers 1/4 toward promenade, extend, 1/4 toward promenade, and extend (Fix for centers: turn back to face center, veer right, as couples extend)

the PULLEY (BUT)--------A
triple cross and peel off. BUT: omit the peel off

************************** QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ ********************

QUICK STEP--------------A
#2 in column presses out and with new adjacent does phantom ah-so. others press ahead (no resulting phantoms)

QUICK (ANYTHING)--------A
same as quick step but replace ah-so with (anything).

************************** RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ********************

RALLY (BUT ANYTHING)----A
centers concentric step and fold then peel and trail. others 1/4 right and counter rotate 1/4 with the lead rolling in to a wave. (BUT ANYTHING) - centers replace peel and trail with (ANYTHING) (NOTE: ends roll in to a wave - not right or left)

RANDOM (ANY CONCEPT) CONCEPT----B
odd parts of the call being executed are done in designated concept, even parts are done normal

REACH OUT---------------A
trailers extend and peel away, leads box circ 1-1/2

(CROSS) REACTIVATE--------------B
end of wave counter rotates 1/4 outside and does phantom hourglass circ, those facing j-walk, center 6 trade and very centers phantom Hourglass circulate. CROSS: initial j-walk is crossed.

RECOIL------------------A
split recycle, step & fold

REFLECTED (ANY TAGGING CALL) X/Y--B
do tagging call to 1/2 tag, counter rotate the group that did the tagging call, then complete the tag (if necessary) to X/Y

RELEASE (ANYCALL)-------A
from 1/4 tag/line formation, line end extends, non-approached outside dancer extends, all do (anything). no resulting phantoms

RELOCATE THE SETUP--B
very center 2 cast 3/4, all others counter rotate 1/4

RESET (1/4,1/2,3/4,FULL)---B
leads roll out to a wave (1/4), all hinge (1/2) new leads roll out to a wave (3/4), all hinge (FULL) [box of 4]

REVERSE CHECKPOINT (CALL1 BY CALL2)------B
very ctr 4 do CALL1 concentrically and adjust to be very ctr and very end dancers. others do CALL2 to end between other dancers.

REVERSE CUT THE DIAMOND-A
centers squeeze, points diamond circulate

REVERSE FLIP THE DIAMOND----A
centers flip away, points diamond circulate

REVERSE RECYCLE---------B
mirror recycle

REVERSE SWAP THE TOP----B
mirror swap the top

REVERSE THE PASS (1/3,2/3,FULL)--------B
leads trade (1/3), all pass thru (2/3), others trade (full)

REVERSE THE TOP---------B
fan the top, swing

REVERT THE (ATC) (1/2,3/4,FULL)--------B
to tagging call to the 1/2 tag, cast off 3/4, extend (if necessary) to proper tag

REVOLVE TO A WAVE-------B
lead beau-run and extend, lead belle- zoom and extend, trailers-do part of facing couple recycle (FIX: leads right face u-turn back, all facing recycle)

RIPOFF------------------B
lead belle-zoom, lead beau-run, trail belle-dodge, trail beau-walk

(ANYONE) ROLLING RIPPLE (M,N,P,,,)--------A
designateds ripple wave M, person now in orig designated's spot ripples the wave N, person now in original designated's spot ripples the wave P, etc..

ROTARY CIRCULATE--------B
all 1/2 split circ, center wave-hinge, all circulate twice, centers hinge, all drop in.

ROTATES (FROM COLUMNS)--B
all rotates (couples/singles) are done relative to the center of the square.

************************** SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ********************

(ANY TAGGING CALL) AND SCATTER------B
do tagging call to 1/2 tag position and scatter scoot.

SCATTER CIRCULATE-------A
ends split circ, lead centers x-over circ, trailing centers j-walk with each other

SCOOT AND CROSS COUNTER-A
scoot back, centers trade the wave, ends sashay, all counter

SCOOT AND FANCY---------A
triple scoot, and then fancy. refer to FANCY

SCOOT AND RALLY (BUT ANYTHING)---------A
scoot back, and then rally. refer to RALLY

SCOOT REACTION----------B
scoot back-centers to a wave, all do a full chain reaction

(ATC) REACTION----------B
do any tagging call to the 1/2 tag, then do scoot reaction

SCOOT REACTIVATE--------B
scoot back-centers to a wave, all do a full reactivate

(ATC) REACTIVATE--------B
do tagging call to 1/2 tag, scoot reactivate.

SCOOT THE DIAMOND-------A
scoot back, outsides 1/4 in direction of hand used for scoot, all dia circ

SCRAMBLE----------------B
ends bend and turn thru, centers concentric (1/4 in and crosstrail thru)

SHAKE AND RATTLE--------B
leads shakedown, trailers mirror split swap

SHOVE OFF---------------A
designated person phantom runs away from partner but takes partner along.

SIDETRACK (1/3,2/3,FULL)---------------B
zig-zag (1/3), counter rotate 1/4 (2/3), roll (full)

SINGLE CONCEPT----------A
1 dancer replaces 2 dancers who have identical facing directions and similar motion during given call. imagine 2 doing the call, stand on their handhold (couple) or between them (tandem) throughout.

Below are examples of calls done using the Single Concept.

SINGLE FERRIS WHEEL-----A
from 2x2 box, stretch single wheel

SINGLE POLLY WALLY------A
each column of dancers do polly wally with one person doing each part.

SINGLE ROTARY SPIN------A
right hand pull by, new centers left touch and cast off 3/4, new ends spot left turn 3/4.

SINGLE SIDETRACK -------B
each 1x4 zig zag, counter rotate, roll

SINGLE STRUT RIGHT/LEFT-B
1x4 column of dancers do strut r/l with one person acting as 2.

SINGLE TURN TO A LINE---A
1x4 column of dancers do turn to a line with one person acting as 2.

--end examples of single concept--

SINGLE FILE RECOIL------A
single file recycle, step and fold

SINGLE FILE RECYCLE-----A
from 1x4 column, centers touch and right face turn back, ends veer left to make wave.

SLANT (ANYTH1) AND (ANYTH2)------A
trailers move into center box and do (ANYTH1), leaders do (ANYTH2) phantom. eliminate any resulting phantom.

SNAP THE LOCK-----------A
all partner tag, new ends tag as new centers touch, lockit, and step thru

SOMETHING NEW-----------A
#1 and #2 of column do a couple up, #3 extends and turns back (toward the center), #4 presses out

SPIN CHAIN THE LINE-----A
from tidal setup, all swing, ctrs of each wave cast 3/4 and spread, very ctrs trade, and cast 3/4 with very ends

SPIN THE PULLEY (BUT)---A
centers touch (if necessary), cast off 3/4 triple cross and then peel off. BUT: omit the peel off.

SPLIT CHECKMATE---------A
split counter rot 1/4, split circulate (real name is single checkmate!!)

SPLIT PHANTOM BOXES-----B
2x8 matrix where each 2x4 works as an 8 person setup

SPLIT PHANTOM COLUMNS---A
4x4 matrix where adjacent columns (on the same side of centerline of the 4x4 matrix) work together

SPLIT PHANTOM WAVES/LINES-----------A
4x4 matrix where adjacent lines (on the same side of centerline of the square work together.

SPLIT SINGLE ROTATE-----B
work on split basis regardless of setup.

SPLIT SIDETRACK---------B
do as 4 person call (your 1/2 of square) 2x2 matrix)

STABLE CONCEPT----------A
designated dancers execute following call without changing facing direction

STAMPEDE----------------A
ctrs trade the wave, hinge & cross, ends cross cast back and pass in

(1,2,,N)STEPS AT A TIME B
designated number of dancers from top of column "peel off", 1/2 circ and bend; others normalize, trade & roll

STIMULATE---------------B
circ 1 1/2, very end counter rotate & step ahead, other 6 hinge and grand fan the top.

STRIP THE SETUP-------A
ends detour and hinge, very center 2 cast 3/4, other 2 counter rotate 1/4 to become the very ends

STRUT R/L---------------B
leads pass thru and `turn and deal' r/l trailers veer r/l and extend to r/l waves. if 2 directions are given, leads take the 1st, trailers the 2nd. trailers determine the handedness

SWAP THE TOP------------A
belle extends and casts 3/4, beau runs, rolls, and `extends'.

SWING CHAIN THRU--------A
swing, centers hinge, very centers trade, centers hinge

SWING-O-LATE------------B
swing, ctrs trade and spread, ends turn back and x-over circulate

SWING THE GAMUT---------A
swing, then the gamut. refer to the GAMUT

SWITCH YOUR LEADER------A
switch to a diamond, centers cast 3/4 and press ahead, ends tandem cross fold

************************** TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ********************

TAG THE TOP-------------B
3/4 tag, center wave conc spin the top, ends face and touch 1/2

(ATC) THE TOP-----------B
do tagging call to 3/4 tag, then finish as in tag the top. ends use hand of the shoulder pass.

TAGGERS DELIGHT/DILEMMA-A
tag the line 3/4, then the wave does a swing, slip, slip, cast off 3/4, the ends 1/4 right/left and circulate 2.

(ATC) DELIGHT/DILEMMA---A
do tagging call to 3/4 tag, then finish as in taggers delight/dilemma

TAKE N------------------B
right most N dancers `shakedown', others 1/4 right and adjust to a normalized setup.

TEAM UP-----------------A
ends 1/2 circulate and hinge, centers concentric beau runs

TOUCH BY (WITH FRACTS)--A
very center dancers touch 1st fract and spread, following dancers touch 2nd fraction (and spread if there are more dancers to follow)

TRADE THE DEUCEY--------A
acey deucey and spread. Some dancers and callers believe that the definition is centers squeeze and ends x-over circ. It is included for reference.

TRADE THE DIAMOND-------B
trade the deucey, centers hinge, all diamond circulate, centers hinge

TRAPEZOID CONCEPT-------B
in a 2x4 matrix, the ends of one 1x4 work with the centers of the other 1x4 as a box of 4

TRAVEL THRU-------------A
pass thru, cast right 1/4

TRIP THE SET------------A
ends cross fold and roll, centers concentric (1/4 out and trade)

TRIPLE DIAMOND CONCEPT--A
triple setup with each unit being a diamond.

TRIPLE PLAY-------------A
#1 in column transfers, others triple scoot new #1 does second position transfer, remaining dancers 1/2 press ahead, hinge and extend the tag.

TRIPLE WAVES | LINES WORKING FORWARD | BACKWARD---B
an end line always works with the center line. the center line works with the one designated. (Forward, Backward)

TURN THE KEY------------B
partner trade, counter rotate 1/4, and hinge.

TURNSTYLE---------------B
centers (touch if necessary) cast right 3/4, ends 1/4 right

TWO-FACED CONCEPT-------B
calls done where partner trades or facing stars may take the place of normal trades or stars

TWOSOME CONCEPT---------B
refer to KOPMAN page 167-170, BURLESON #3297, or A CEDER CHEST OF C3 CALLS.

************************** WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ********************

WAVE THE (ANYONE)-------B
all press ahead, new end (anyone) does a kickoff, new center (anyone) walks other new center dodges

WIND THE BOBBIN---------A
#1 and #3 peel off and circ 2; #2 and #4 1/2 circ and fan chain thru

WITH CONFIDENCE---------B
centers hinge, very centers hinge, ends circ 1/2, couples extend, others have center turn back and do part of couples hinge

WRAP TO A DIAMOND/HOURGLASS/GALAXY/INTERLOCKED DIAMOND------A
a column of dancers is reflowed into the target formation with the #1 dancer leading by doing 1/2 col circ and 2 circs in the target formation. the #4 dancer does 2 column circulates and assumes the 1st target formation position across the centerline of the square. #2 and #3 are in between.

************************** ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ********************

Z AXLE------------------B
outmost persons in z cross cast back, all trade then centers trade

Z CONCEPT (BOX)---------B
an distorted box of 4 in the shape of a z.

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Lynette Bellini
lynette@ics.uci.edu
March 5, 1996