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Revised January 1, 2000.
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This set of definitions is an attempt to capture the real meaning for each call on the C-2 list. It is intended to serve as the referee for disputes about exactly what a call means, and as a basis for teaching the calls properly.
Whenever the "technical" definition of a call is too long or complicated to do a "first teach" from, we have provided a teaching definition or teaching hints. This way, the definitions can meet both sets of needs. Naturally, dancers should be introduced to the full definition of each call as soon as your judgement dictates.
Before you use these definitions, you should be familiar with the CALLERLAB Basic/Mainstream definitions, the CALLERLAB Plus definitions, the CALLERLAB Advanced definitions, the CALLERLAB C-1 definitions, and the CALLERLAB standard formation names. Where possible, we have used calls and formations defined in those documents. This has let us make the definitions shorter and clearer.

General Rules
All of the general rules which apply to the Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, and C-1 definitions also apply at C-2.

Facing Couples Rule: Some calls that normally start from an ocean wave can also be done from facing couples. In that case, the dancers first step into a momentary right-hand ocean wave and complete the call--unless the caller specifically directs a left-hand call (e.g. Left Swing Thru), in which case the dancers step into a momentary left-hand ocean wave and complete the call. This rule may also apply when calls that require parallel waves are called with the dancers in an eight chain thru formation.
The Facing Couples Rule applies to the following C-2 calls: Alter and Circulate, Swing Along.

Ocean Wave Rule: Some calls that normally start from facing couples can be done from a wave. In that case, the dancers have already stepped forward toward each other and are ready to complete the remaining action of the call. This rule also applies when calls that start from two facing dancers (e.g. Turn Thru) are called from a mini-wave.
The Ocean Wave Rule applies to the following C-2 calls:
Catch (1, 2, 3, 4), Chain the Square, Chisel Thru, Cross the K, Grand Chain Eight, and Rotary (Anything).

In this document, the box circulate formation will be referred to as a mini-wave box.

Glossary of Modifying Terms
The following terms can be used to modify the action of many calls. While not of the same stature as Concepts, these modifying terms have evolved from common English usage to have the following meaning and usage in the Challenge Program.

Start: The designated dancers will do the first part of the call; everyone else will do the rest of the call. Examples: From an inverted box, "those facing, Start Right & Left Thru". From an inverted box with men as trailers, "Men Start, Pass the Ocean". From inverted lines with ends facing, "Ends Start, Load the Boat". From certain T-bone boxes, "Ladies Start, Touch 1/4 and Cross".

Finish: Do all but the first part of the call. Examples: "Finish a Motivate", "Finish a Rotary Spin", "Finish a Pass and Roll".

Replace: Dancers can be asked to replace (i.e., substitute) one or more parts of the call (including the remainder of the call) with a different dance action. The part to be replaced can be described by its part number (e.g., "the third part") or by its dance action (e.g., "the stars", "the centers trade"). Examples: "Scoot and Plenty, Replace the Box Circulates with a Motivate"; "Swing the Fractions, Replace the third part with a Split Circulate"; "Scoot and Plenty, Replace the Box Circulates with an Explode the Wave and don't complete the Plenty". See also, But.

But #1: Certain calls have a stopping point for some or all dancers indicated in the definition by what to do when "But" is used. When "But" is used, these dancers replace the rest of their part of the call with the designated action. Calls which end with the centers casting off 3/4, while the ends do something else traditionally have the "But" mean for the centers to replace the final Cast Off 3/4 with the indicated call. Examples: "Tally Ho, But Explode the Wave", "Chain Reaction, But 2/3 Recycle".

But #2: Used to obtain the dancers attention. In this case it is followed by one of the other modifying terms. Example: "Pass the Axle, But skip the third part", "Motivate, But Replace the star with a U-Turn Back".

Ignore #1: Can be used to ask the dancers to use all the spots in the formation, but to have designated dancers not move while the others do the call. Example: "Ignore the head men, all Motivate".

Ignore #2: Can be used as an aid in identifying formations. Example: From point-to-point diamonds, "Ignore the head men, Wave-Based Triangle Circulate". From two-faced lines, "Ignore the lead end, lines of 3, Out Roll Circulate".

Ignore #3: Has been used to ask that a dancer and his spot be eliminated while the others do the call. This is considered incorrect usage. Example: From two-faced lines, "Ignore the trailing center, In Roll Circulate".

Interrupt: The dance action of the call will temporarily be suspended at one or more places, at which point the specified action will be preformed. The place can be described by its part (e.g., "after the third part") or by its definition (e.g., "before turning the stars"). Example: "Square Chain Thru, Interrupt before the last part with a Spin the Top".

Skip: A shorthand for "Replace With Nothing". Example: "Pass the Axle, Skip the third part".

Delete: Another shorthand for "Replace With Nothing". Example: "Scoot and Plenty and Delete the Box Circulates."

Special note for Replace, Interrupt, But, Skip, and Delete: All of these modifiers may change each dancer's position in the formation or even change the formation itself. When the dancers resume their execution of the call, they must reevaluate their position in the formation and their new part in the definition. Examples: "Square Chain Thru, Interrupt before the last part with a Spin the Top"; "Swing the Fractions, Interrupt after each part with a Circulate".

Prefer: Used to designate a dancer or dancers different from those specified in the definition. Two common uses are: from general lines with men facing on the ends, "Prefer the Head Men, In Roll Circulate"; from a general line with the men and at least one woman facing the same way, "Prefer the Men, Explode the Line" (i.e., the men step forward and all face and Pull By).

Left: Do the call interchanging right with left, clockwise with counter-clockwise, and promenade with reverse promenade. This modifier is usually used with calls which start with a Pull By or Pass Thru (i.e., "Left Pass And Roll" and "Left Square Chain Thru", but not "Left Swap Around"). In Challenge dancing, the left versions of the calls are part of the program even though they are not explicitly listed.

How C-1 Calls Are extended at C-2
Several Calls are used in limited ways at C-1; at C-2, they are used from more places, or are defined more generally.
The Stretch Concept at C-1 is used only from parallel lines & waves. At C-2, it can be used from tidal lines or any other appropriate formation. Note that this is not the same as the C-2 Stretched Line Concept.
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