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December 10th, 2018
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C-1 Singing Call figures
Disclaimer:  I haven't done proofreading.  It is possible
that these may include a typo or two, and it is possible that some
calls that were once on the C-1 list have since been dropped
(although I've included substitutions for Curlique/Curlicross where
not already included).  You may want to call these figures to a
strong C-1 group to verify their correctness and/or list-accuracy.

General Disclaimer:  These are not intended to be "Easy" or
"Vanilla" C-1.  Most of these figures go beyond the standard
applications of the calls.  The first few times through each figure,
the choreography is unlikely to seem smooth and flowing, because the
dancers will need to stop and think, or stop and see the formation.
Once familiar, it should be possible to dance each figure in about
48 beats of music, leaving 16 beats (2 musical tag lines) for the
Swing and Promenade.  Only the easiest and least-interesting figures
would be appropriate "cold" in a singing call.
---
Stewart Kramer
zbear@stanford.edu
***
Monday, March 10, 1986, v1:
Heads (facing) Recycle
Split Square Chain the Top
Left Chase Your Neighbor
Scatter Scoot Chain Thru
Stretch Single Wheel
Centers Pass Thru
Swing & Promenade (1/8)

Monday, March 10, 1986+, v3:
Heads Recycle
Split Square Chain the Top
Belles Run
Scatter Scoot
Motivate
1/2 Spread
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

Monday, March 17, 1986+:
Heads Touch 1/4
Triple Cross
Split Recycle
Step and Fold
Transfer the Column
Motivate
Relay the Top
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

Monday, March 31, 1986:
Heads start, Split Dixie Diamond, Chain Thru
Stretch Turn and Deal
Centers (=girls) Reverse Cross and Turn
Recycle, Once and 2/3
Follow Your Neighbor, and Spread
Scoot and Weave
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

revised Monday, April 13, 1987
(v1 Monday, April 14, 1986):
Heads Split Square Chain the Top
Twist And, (boys) Slide Thru
Centers Box Recycle
Scoot and Little
2/3 Recycle
Explode the Wave
Beaus Fold
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

Monday, April 28, 1986:
Heads Circle By 1/2 and 1/4,
 while the Other Girls Run
Magic Column Circulate
Centers (=boys) 3/4 Thru,
 while the Outsides (=girls) Trade
Outside Triangles Circulate 2 spots,
 while the Center Boys Single Wheel and Roll
Center 4: Cut the Diamond, Bend the Line, and Roll
(adjust and) Alamo, All 8 Left 3/4 Thru
Roll Promenade (*OR* Left Curlique and Promenade) (full)

Monday, April 28, 1986:
Heads Pass the Sea
Centers Cross Roll to a Line
As Couples Extend
(2-faced) Switch to an Interlocked Diamond
Boys Crossfire
All work In Tandem, Boys start a Remake the Diamond
Boys (around the outside) Circulate 1 1/2
Galaxy Circulate 1 1/2
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

Monday, May 5, 1986:
Heads Wheel Fan Thru
Right and Left Thru
Grand Dixie Diamond ("center 6 hinging")
Center 6 Circulate
3x2 Acey Deucey
Center 6 Circulate
Boys Squeeze
Girls Diamond Circulate
Flip the Hourglass
Acey Deucey
Swing and Mix
Explode And, Slide Thru
Swing and Promenade (1/8)

Monday, May 5, 1986, v2:
Heads Wheel Fan Thru
Right and Left Thru
Grand Dixie Diamond ("center 6 hinging")
Center 6 Circulate
3x2 Acey Deucey
Ends of the Column of 6, Squeeze;
 Others Diamond Circulate
6x2 Acey Deucey
Flip the Hourglass
Mix
Alter the Wave
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

Monday, May 12, 1986+:
Heads Swing Thru (and start a)
Split Square Chain the Top
Twist And, Pass Out
Percolate
Twist And, Centers Touch 1/4 & Cross
Pass and Roll Your Neighbor, and Roll
(if time permits, **Tally Ho)
Swing and Promenade (1/4, **3/8)

Monday, June 2, 1986:
Heads Pair Off and Step to a Wave
Centers (=girls) Box Recycle, & Opt for an "H"
Magic 6x2 Acey Deucey,
 Go Once and 1/2 ("Boys take right hands")
(Point-to-point) Interlocked Diamond Circulate
3x2 Acey Deucey, Boys Go Once and 1/2
Girls Phantom Flip the Diamond,
 Boys (in the middle) Cut your Diamond
Relay the Shadow
3/4 Thru
Swing and Promenade (5/8)

Monday, June 9, 1986:
Heads preferred for the Trade, All 4 Couples Tally Ho,
 ("Sides meet and Hinge, 1/2 Circ, Boys meet and Cast")
Step and Fold
Centers Box Recycle
Chain Reaction
Relay the Top
Cross Roll to a Line,
 then Cross Roll to a Wave
Swing your corner and all Promenade (5/8)

Monday, June 16, 1986 v1
(January 20, 1989 v2):
Heads Left Wheel Fan Thru
Left Swing Thru
Girls Run
Crossfire
Coordinate
Bend the Line,
 go Dixie Diamond
v1: Boys Switch to a Diamond,
v1:  Boys Cut that Diamond
 * OR *
v2: Boys Recycle and Veer Left
All Flip the Interlocked Diamond
to the corner, Swing and Promenade (1/8)

Monday, July 7, 1986 v1 w/Patter Alternate
(Monday, July 14, 1986 v2 w/Patter alternate):
v1: Heads Lead Left,
v1: Veer Right, & Bend the Line.
 * OR *
v2: Heads Left Wheel Thru,
v2: then all Wheel Thru.
Vertical Tag, go 5/8 Now, the Rest Later
In Your Block: Zing
In Your Block: Wheel Fan Thru
In Your Block: Shakedown
In Your Block: Slide Thru
It's Later (=complete the tag)
singing: Reverse Wheel And, Right Roll to a Wave
singing: in the middle Reverse Explode
singing: all Swing and Promenade (5/8)
 * OR *
patter: Wheel And, Phantom Twist the Line
patter: You're Home!

Monday, July 7, 1986+:
(at the time, Mini Busy was a QS)
Heads Wheel Fan Thru,
 And Spread
Ah So (check a Magic Column)
Only the Centers work Magic,
 all Coordinate
Mini Busy
Scoot and Plenty
Quarter In
Swing and Promenade (1/2)

Monday, July 14, 1986 (Fits well with song "After the Lovin'")
Heads Rollaway, and Roll
Sides move in, and Cross and Turn, and Roll
(each t-bone box) Follow Your Neighbor
Inside Triangle Chain Thru,
 everybody Roll when you finish your part
Centers (=boys) Pass Thru
Pass And Roll
Swing and Promenade (1/8)

Monday, July 21, 1986, v1:
Heads Pass the Ocean, Other Boys Run
All 8 Recycle
Scoot Chain Thru
And Plenty, but
Scoot Back
Swing and Promenade (3/4)

Monday, July 21, 1986, v2:
Heads Partner Hinge and Swing Thru in the middle,
 Sides Rollaway with a Half Sashay
all Ping Pong Circulate
Scoot and Plenty, but Interrupt the Star after 1/4,
 with Extend and Little
 ("finish the star, finish the Plenty")
Extend
Swing and Promenade (5/8)

Monday, August 4, 1986, v2
(v1 Monday, May 12, 1986)
Heads Split Square Thru, but,
 on the 3rd hand, Relay the Shadow
Centers Left Remake
all Explode And,
 Square the Bases
Rotary Spin
Extend
Swing and Promenade (1/2)

** BREAK FIGURE **
Thursday, January 12, 1989, v2
(v1 Monday, July 21, 1986)
All 4 Couples Star Thru
4 Ladies Lead, Dixie Diamond
Boys Run Left
Slip the Clutch
All 8 Left Swing and Mix
Boys Run and Promenade (7/8)

Monday, July 28, 1986:
HEADS Pass the Ocean
Ping Pong Circulate, go Once and 1/2,
 check a T-boned Block with the HEADS facing.
In Your Block, HEADS start a Split Square Chain the Top
In Your Block, Left Shakedown
Boys in your Butterfly, Girls in your "O,"
 all Circulate one spot.
All 8 Counter-Rotate
Swing and Promenade (1/8)

Monday, August 4, 1986, v1:
Heads facing Recycle
all Linear Action
Swing and Mix
Trade Circulate
all 8 Counter-Rotate
Cross By
All 8 Switch the Wave
Promenade Home (3/4)

Monday, August 4, 1986, v2:
Heads Swing Thru
all Linear Action
Relay the Top
Trade Circulate
Cross By
All 8 Cross Roll to a Line
Promenade Home (3/4)

Monday, August 4, 1986:
Heads Circle By 1/4 And,
 Double Pass Thru
Center 4 Shakedown
all Tally Ho
Swing and Mix
Relay the Top
Cross By
Swing (OR: Curlique 1 1/2) and Promenade (1/2)

Monday, August 11, 1986: (works in song "Picking Up Strangers")
HEADS Lead Right, Circle to a Line,
 Sides (=those who can) Roll ("to face") and start a
 Split Dixie Diamond ("girls hinging, boys turning back")
3x2 Acey Deucey
Center 4 Hinge
Magic Transfer And, (boys) Quarter Out
Swing and Promenade (5/8)

Monday, August 18, 1986:
Heads Pass the Ocean, and Extend
all Crossfire ("to right hands, offset")
Hinge ("by the right")
Stretch Box the Gnat ("boys stretching back to blocks")
Those On The Diagonal, Double Pass Thru
Boys Start a Squeeze ("finish with the girls")
Peel and Trail
Cross By
Slip the Clutch
Swing (OR: Curlique 1 1/2) and Promenade (7/8)

Monday, August 25, 1986:
** = Asymmetric **
** Just Couple #1, Rollaway
** Heads Pass The Sea, and Those Boys Run
** Twist And, Centers Only, Split Square Thru, but
 On the 3rd Hand, start a Split Square Chain the Top
Twist And, Pass In
Pass Thru
Swing and Promenade (5/8)

** BREAK FIGURE **
Monday, August 25, 1986:
Allemande Left, Alamo Style
Swing the Fractions
Cross By
Allemande Left
Weave the Ring
Swing and Promenade (3/8)

Monday, September 8, 1986: (works with song "Picking Up Strangers")
HEADS Wheel Thru,
 And Spread
Switch to an "O" and those who can will Roll (=SIDES)
Reverse Wheel And, Swing and Circle 1/4
Center 4 Recycle
Zoom
centers Reverse Cross and Turn
Veer Left
Motivate but turn the (facing) Star 1/4
Promenade (1/8)

Monday, October 20, 1986: (works in song "Midnight Rodeo")
Heads Right and Left Thru,
 Dixie Style to a Wave,
 in the middle Crossfire ("take right hands")
The Triangle with an Outside Girl, Follow Your Neighbor
Wave of 3, Left Spin the Top ("boys meet with rights")
Boys Trade
Centers Trade
the Girls Trade ("take a little peek")
Slide Thru
Swing and Promenade (5/8)

Monday, November 10, 1986:
Heads Square Chain the Top, To a Wave,
 Others Divide and Left Touch 1/4 and Roll
Centers Lockit,
and everyone Left Plenty
 ("outsides grab right hands for your counter-rotate")
 ("it's a column for the split circulates")
 ("when you finish the plenty,")
Center 4 Fan the Top, Outsides Pass Out and Trade,
Centers Left Turn Thru, Swing and all Promenade (1/8)

Monday, January 5, 1987+, v1(longer/harder) & v2:
HEADS Circle By 3/4 and Flip Back
 while the SIDES Reverse Single Rotate 1/4
In Tandem, Flip the Diamond
v1: In Tandem, Ah So
 * OR *
v2: In Tandem, Hinge
Grand 1/4 Thru
Single Hinge
Triple Cross
Horseshoe Turn
Swing and Promenade (v1: 5/8, v2: 3/8)

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C-4 Singing call "Only You"

WORK SWING CHAIN: 4 LADIES CENTER, TEACUP LIKE A DAISY
only you, can make this change in me
for it's true - you are my destiny
when you hold my hand i understand
the magic that you do - you're my dream come true
my one and only you
only you can make the darkness bright
when you're thru, let's have those HEADS STEP RIGHT
MYSTIC TOUCH 1/4 and, EXPAND THE COLUMN
then TAG BACK AND DODGE -- you're the one that i, TAKE 2
a FUNNY GOOD SHOW TWICE and FLARE THE STAR
only you, can MIRROR HOT FOOT SPIN
only you, can TRADE YOUR NEIGHBOR IN
PICK AND CHOOSE: WITH FINESSE AND
CENTRAL STRUT RIGHT (INTO THAT SPACE) - with a CRAZY SWITCH
my one and only you.
only you, DIVIDE THE OCEAN RIGHT
then SPLASH IN, and CROSS FLIP -ER'S DELIGHT
you're the one that i sing lyrics to,
CROSS FLIP BACK AND DODGE - you're the one that i, TAKE 4
a STROLL DOWN THE LANE -- and then CHANGE LANES
only you, 1/4 CHAIN AND CIRCULATE IN
only you, 1/2 TAG AND TRIXIE SPIN
in this chaos, you're AN ANCHOR,
EVERYBODY ROLL, CENTERS 3 SQUARE 2 AND 1, THE 2'S
 RUN RIGHT AND ROLL, and LINES (DIXIE
SASHAY) THRU, INTERLOCKED FLIP THE DIAMOND AND ROLL,
SASHAY THRU, THE K and RUN AWAY
CENTERS CROSS SASHAY, THE PULLEY BUT
go 4 STEPS AT A TIME and you'll PASS THE TOP
and then, WORK ONCE-REMOVED: and CATCH TOP 2
only you, can 2-FACED HOT FOOT SPIN
only you, 1/4 CHAIN AND CIRCULATE IN
when you're there, you'll ACEY DEUCEY
and PROMENADE BACK HOME
you're my dream come true, my one and only you
LEFT ALLEMANDE and SWING,
you're my dream come true, my one and only you!
***
A few comments: Swing Chain Teacup Like a Daisy replaces 3/4 stars
with 1/4 stars, so each star is either 1/4 or 5/4.  The double arm
turns are not required, because it is being danced symmetrically so
no one is using up time waiting for the three stars in a row.  The
pattern, for those who don't want to figure it out on their own, is
Star R 1/4, L turn r-h man, R turn partner, L turn r-h man(="back"),
R turn partner, Star L 5/4, R turn corner, Star L 1/4(="back", but
star would have been 3/4 so it becomes 1/4), R turn opposite man,
Star L 5/4, R turn r-h man, L to partner for courtesy turn.

so: Star 1/4 to rh; pt, rh, pt; stars: 5, 1, 5; courtesy turn

Some of the timing is a little fast: Flare the Star; Pass the Top
and Once-Removed Catch Top 2 (certainly not enough time to work
twosome; stretch it at each end instead).

Central Strut Right may be bogus: you must use the definition "pass
thru, right loop zero (i.e., flip right), extend" with the "into
that space" modifier creating a normal tidal 3&1 line.

Heads Step Right (short for Heads Step Right to a Line of 4) is a
call used commonly by some callers, but some dancers may never have
heard of it.

Funny Good Show Twice is gratuitously hard to figure out on the fly,
and there is no "think time" allotted.  Crazy Switch has no "flub
time" allotted.

After the 3 Square 2 And 1, I believe the 2's who are running are
the sides, but I'm not sure; in any event, the others are of course
t-boned to them and probably can't see who is to run.

The proximity of similar calls like Sashay Thru and Cross Sashay is
purely intentional; any resemblance to real choreography or real
callers is coincidental.

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July 14th, 2018
02:06 pm

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Ask the Square Dance Guru
Well, my personal Stanford website is gone, the copy at Dosado.com is gone, and Comcast no longer has personal web pages, so I guess this is the right place for the Square Dance Guru web page.  It's too big for LJ, so (until I break it into separate and comment-friendly posts) here's the index, and the links should go to my Dreamwidth post:

Ask the Square Dance Guru

The Square Dance Guru (aka Stewart Kramer) will answer your most probing questions about square dancing.  Permission is granted to freely distribute the wisdom of The Guru, but impersonators will be persecuted to the fullest extent of the low.

Unsure? Confused? Squarebroken? If the hissy fits, send email to: zipperbear@gmail.com, and all will be explained. (Note: The old address at forsythe.stanford.edu is scheduled to stop working at the end of 2003.  Please use the new address instead!) [2018: All of my addresses at stanford.edu have stopped working.]

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October 23rd, 2016
08:58 pm

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Even the clocks are strange

At MSP, on our way to state capitol #42 for us:

As we continued down the concourse into normal spacetime, we found monitors that said 2:37pm.  I'm not sure that 14:35pm is actually wrong (since it is in fact after midday), but I wonder what 14:35am would mean.

This jetlag stuff can get serious.

Current Location: St. Paul, MN

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September 12th, 2015
05:34 pm

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50th Birthday
My real birthday party will be at the Albuquerque A&C fly-in, but my folks volunteered to host a local get-together at their house in San Jose.

It'll be an open house 2-5pm (so people can stop by after the SCVSDA Jubilee). My real birthday (the following weekend) conflicts with the Quads Hoedown, Folsom Street Fair, SF Queer Longhair party, and Stanford's first week of fall classes.

It would be handy to know how many people might show up -- feel free to RSVP by joining the FB event or commenting here on LJ. Info with map and details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1052943811407169/

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June 11th, 2015
06:00 pm

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Replacing the fence, and the sewer, too!

After we scheduled the fence replacement, the plumber who snaked out the clogged sewer line showed us that there were roots growing in it.  Orangeburg pipe's useful life is "about 50 years under ideal conditions" according to Wikipedia. Ours held out for 55 years so I guess we're lucky. The people up and down the block had to replace theirs throughout the 1990's so we were hoping that ours had already been replaced.

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April 5th, 2015
08:30 pm

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Passover Pesach 2015 Seder Rube Goldberg Machine from Technion in Israel

Jonathan shared it on Facebook, and I thought it was cute.  There's also a "making of" video, which was also interesting.

Current Location: visiting Green Valley, AZ

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August 30th, 2013
12:44 pm

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I hope their goal isn't hurting people.
This flyer was on my door last night:
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I'm not sure "bringing the love and power of God to hurting people" is as well-phrased as it could be.

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September 18th, 2012
09:57 pm

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Montana
After the A&C fly-in in Denver, we flew to Montana. We did the self-guided tour of the state capitol in Helena. We didn't find any handbaskets in Helena.

We had lunch at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park.  We saw a few glaciers there, but they were small.

Also, due to the hydroelectric dams, the "Electric City" of Great Falls has no falls at all.

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May 30th, 2009
08:14 am

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Bend that puppy?
The day we returned the rental car (a Ford Focus), we noticed a strange button:


I assume it doesn't do this:

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