CALLERLAB Formations

CALLERLAB

Formations

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Appendix A: Formations

Note to committee: The formations preceeded with a MS: are actually used in some Mainstream definition. While it is important in include all of these in the Mainstream definitions, we may want to include more (or all) formations so they reside in one place. This needs to be discussed and decided.

Below is a list of formation names and their corresponding pictograms. The definitions refer to formations by name, and this section makes explicit the actual arrangement of dancers.

If a dancer in a pictogram contains more than one "nose" it indicates that any of the indicated facing directions are allowed for that dancer in that particular formation. For example, the pictogram for a General Line encompasses 16 different "lines" (including Ocean Wave, Two-Faced Line, Line Of 4, Inverted Line, and 3&1 Line).

It is only useful to name formations that are the starting or ending formations of calls, and that are easily identified from their names. In the rare case in which a call starts in an unusual formation, it will be described in words (e.g., General Lines in which the ends form a Tandem).

In many formations, there is a right-hand version, a left-hand version, and a name that refers to either the right-hand or left-hand version. In order to shorten this listing, only the Right-Hand version will be listed. The Left-Hand version can be created by viewing the Right-Hand pictogram in a mirror. The name that represents either handedness should also be considered to exist. For example, instead of

   o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
           o
Right-Hand Mini-Wave
           o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
   o
Left-Hand Mini-Wave

A Mini-Wave refers to either a Right-Hand Mini-Wave or a Left-Hand Mini-Wave.

   o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
           o
Right-Hand Mini-Wave

This one entry will serve to define the terms "Right-Hand Mini-Wave", "Left-Hand Mini-Wave", and "Mini-Wave".

Some formations have multiple names. These additional names are listed in parentheses with the term "aka", which stands for "also known as".

Appendix A.1: 2-Dancer Formations

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
Couple

Normal Couple: see "Normal Couple" in the section "Descriptive Terminology".

MS:

 +---+   +---+
 |   |o o|   |
 +---+   +---+
Facing Dancers

MS:

 +---+   +---+
o|   |   |   |o
 +---+   +---+
Back-to-Back Dancers (aka Dancers Back-to-Back)

MS:

   o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
           o
Right-Hand Mini-Wave

MS:

 +---+   +---+
 |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+
Tandem

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+
   o       o
1x2 Formation (an arrangement of dancers 1 dancer deep by 2 dancers wide)

Appendix A.2: 4-Dancer Formations

MS:

   o               o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o
Right-Hand Ocean Wave (aka Right-Hand Wave)

MS:

   o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                   o       o
Right-Hand Two-Faced Line

MS:

   o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
One-Faced Line (aka Line Of 4)
   o                       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o       o
Inverted Line
   o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o       o       o
or
           o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o               o       o
Three and One Line (aka 3&1 Line)

MS:

   o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o
General Line (aka General Line Of 4 or Any Line Of 4)

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o  |   |o o|   |  o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Single Double Pass Thru (aka Facing Tandems)

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |  o|   |   |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Single Completed Double Pass Thru (aka Back-To-Back Tandems)
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o o|   |   |   |o o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Single Eight Chain Thru
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |   |   |o o|   |   |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Single Trade By
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
General Column

MS:

   o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o
1x4 Formation (an arrangement of dancers 1 dancer deep by 4 dancers wide)

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
   o       o
Back-to-Back Couples (aka Couples Back-to-Back)

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
Tandem Couples (aka a Couple Following Another Couple)

MS:

 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
   o       o

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
Facing Couples

Note: In some areas this formation has been called a "Box". In these definitions, the terms "Box", "Box Circulate", and "Box Of 4" are used to describe the formation described next.

Normal Facing Couples: see "Normal Couple" in the section Descriptive Terminology.

MS:

   o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
           o
   o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
           o
Right-Hand Box Circulate (aka Right-Hand Box, Right-Hand Box Of 4)
   o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
           o
           o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
   o
Inverted Box

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+
   o       o
   o       o
 +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+
   o       o
2x2 Formation (an arrangement of dancers 2 dancers deep by 2 dancers wide)

MS:

 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+
   o       o

       o
     +---+
     |   |
     +---+

       o
     +---+
     |   |
     +---+
Tandem facing a Couple

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+

       o
     +---+
     |   |
     +---+

       o
     +---+
     |   |
     +---+
Tandem following a Couple

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+


     +---+
     |   |
     +---+
       o

     +---+
     |   |
     +---+
       o
Tandem Back-To-Back with a Couple
         +---+
   o     |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |           |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+
        o|   |     o
         +---+
Right-Hand Diamond
         +---+
         |   |o    o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |           |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+
   o    o|   |
         +---+
Right-Hand Facing Diamond
         +---+
        o|   |     o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |           |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+
   o    o|   |
         +---+

or

         +---+
   o    o|   |     o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |           |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+
        o|   |
         +---+
Funny Diamond

MS:

         +---+
         |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o         o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+
        o|   |
         +---+
Right-Hand Single 1/4 Tag

MS:

         +---+
         |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |           |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+
        o|   |
         +---+
Right-Hand Single 3/4 Tag
 +---+   +---+
 |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+        
                
         +---+   +---+
        o|   |  o|   |
         +---+   +---+
Right-Hand Z (aka Right-Hand Trailing Z)

MS:

   o       o
 +---+   +---+
o|   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+        
   o       o    
           o       o
         +---+   +---+
        o|   |o o|   |o
         +---+   +---+
           o       o
General Z (4x4x4x4x2 possible variations)

Appendix A.3: 8-Dancer Formations

MS:

         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
           o       o
                            
 +---+                   +---+
 |   |o                 o|   |
 +---+                   +---+
                            
 +---+                   +---+
 |   |o                 o|   |
 +---+                   +---+
                             
           o       o  
         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
Squared Set (aka Static Square)

MS: Infacing Circle Of 8 (aka Circle): a Squared Set plus everyone join hands.

MS: Right and Left Grand Circle: a Circle in which everyone has turned to face their partner

MS: Single File Promenade: a Circle plus everyone turns 90 degrees to the right

MS: Alamo Ring: A Circle in which every other dancer has turned around to face out.

MS:

              +---+
             o|   |
              +---+

              +---+
             o|   |
              +---+  o       o
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
   o       o  +---+
              |   |o
              +---+

              +---+
              |   |o
              +---+
Promenade

MS:

              +---+
              |   |o
              +---+

              +---+
              |   |o
   o       o  +---+  
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
              +---+  o       o
             o|   |
              +---+

              +---+
             o|   |
              +---+
Wrong Way Promenade

MS:

              +---+
             o|   |
              +---+

              +---+
              |   |o
           o  +---+          o
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
   o          +---+  o        
             o|   |
              +---+

              +---+
              |   |o
              +---+
Thar (aka Allemande Thar or Thar Star)

MS:

              +---+
              |   |o
              +---+

              +---+
             o|   |
   o          +---+  o
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+     +---+   +---+
           o  +---+          o
              |   |o
              +---+

              +---+
             o|   |
              +---+
Wrong Way Thar

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o o|   |   |   |o o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o o|   |   |   |o o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Eight Chain Thru

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |   |   |o o|   |   |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |   |   |o o|   |   |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Trade By

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o  |   |o o|   |  o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o  |   |o o|   |  o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Double Pass Thru (aka Beginning Double Pass Thru, Starting Double Pass
  Thru, or Zero Tag)

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |  o|   |   |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |  o|   |   |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Completed Double Pass Thru (aka Full Tag)

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o  |   |o  |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |  o|   |  o|   |  o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Right-Hand Columns
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |o o|   |  o|   |   |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |   |   |o  |   |o o|   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Right-Handed Magic Columns (aka Ends-Right Handed Magic Columns or Centers-Left-Handed Magic Columns)
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
General Columns

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o

   o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Facing Lines (aka Lines Facing, or In-Facing Lines)

MS:

   o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o
Lines Facing Out (aka Lines Back-to-Back, or Out-Facing Lines)

MS:

   o               o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o
   o               o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o
Right-Hand Ocean Waves (aka Right-Hand Waves, Parallel Right-Hand
Waves or Parallel Right-Hand Ocean Waves)

MS:

   o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                   o       o
   o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                   o       o
Right-Hand Two-Faced Lines (aka Parallel Right-Hand Two-Faced Lines)

MS:

           o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o                       o          
   o                       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o       o
Inverted Lines with Ends Facing (aka Ends In Inverted Lines)

MS:

   o                       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o       o
           o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o                       o          
Inverted Lines with Centers Facing (aka Ends Out Inverted Lines)

Inverted Lines are either of the above two.

MS:

   o               o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o
                   o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o               o          
3&1 Lines: General Lines with 3 dancers facing one direction and other
  dancer facing the opposite direction.  There are 8 possible 3&1
  Lines.

MS:

   o       o       o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o          
   o       o       o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o          
General Lines

MS:

   o       o       o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o          
   o       o       o       o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o o|   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o          
2x4 Formation (an arrangement of dancers 2 dancers deep by 4 dancers wide)

MS:

         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
           o       o
   o               o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o          
           o       o
         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
Right-Hand 1/4 Tag

MS:

           o       o
         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+

   o               o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o          

         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
           o       o
Right-Hand 3/4 Tag
         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
           o       o
   o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                   o       o          
           o       o
         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
Right-Hand 1/4 Line
           o       o
         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+

   o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                   o       o

         +---+   +---+
         |   |   |   |
         +---+   +---+
           o       o
Right-Hand 3/4 Line
     +---+           +---+
     |   |o          |   |o
     +---+           +---+

   o               o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o          

     +---+           +---+
    o|   |          o|   |
     +---+           +---+
Right-Hand Diamonds (aka Right-Hand Twin Diamonds or Right-Hand Parallel Diamonds)
         +---+                    +---+          
   o     |   |o             o     |   |o          
 +---+   +---+   +---+    +---+   +---+   +---+   
 |   |           |   |    |   |           |   |   
 +---+   +---+   +---+    +---+   +---+   +---+   
        o|   |     o             o|   |     o     
         +---+                    +---+          
Right-Hand Point-to-Point Diamonds
     +---+           +---+
     |   |o          |   |o
     +---+           +---+
             +---+
   o         |   | o
 +---+       +---+       +---+
 |   |                   |   |
 +---+       +---+       +---+
            o|   |         o          
             +---+
     +---+           +---+
    o|   |          o|   |
     +---+           +---+
Right-Hand Hourglass
   o               o               o               o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
           o               o               o               o
Right-Hand Tidal Wave (aka Right-Hand Grand Ocean Wave)
   o       o                       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                   o       o                       o       o
Right-Hand Tidal Two-Faced Line (aka Right-Hand Grand Two-Faced Line,
  Right-Hand As Couples Ocean Wave)
   o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
                                   o       o       o       o
Right-Hand Tidal Line (aka Right-Hand Tidal One-Faced Line, Right-Hand
  Grand One-Faced Line, Right-Hand As Couples Two-Faced Line)

MS:

   o       o       o       o       o       o       o       o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
   o       o       o       o       o       o       o       o
General Line of 8

MS:

 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
o|   |  o|   |  o|   |  o|   |   |   |o  |   |o  |   |o  |   |o
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
Grand Single Completed Double Pass Thru
             +---+
             |   |o
             +---+
         +---+   +---+   
   o     |   |o  |   |o  
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
 |   |                   |   |
 +---+   +---+   +---+   +---+
        o|   |  o|   |     o
         +---+   +---+   
             +---+
            o|   |
             +---+
Right-Hand Galaxy


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