The following tables outline the abbreviations used at this web site. They are the same abbreviations used by the Computer Program "Caller's Angels".

DANCER DESIGNATORS

Abbr. Dancer Designation Description
B Boys All four boys.
G Girls All four girls.
C Centers The four dancers closest to the center.
E Ends The four dancers farthest from the center.
I Insides Same as centers.
O Outsides Same as ends.
P Points Same as ends.
IF Infacers All dancers facing an axis.
OF Outfacers All dancers facing away from an axis.
H Heads The dancers at the head positions.
S Sides The dancers at the side positions.
CB Center Boys The centers who are boys.
CG Center Girls The centers who are girls.
EB End Boys The ends who are boys.
EG End Girls The ends who are girls.
HB Head Boys The heads who are boys.
HG Head Girls The heads who are girls.
SB Side Boys The sides who are boys.
SG Side Girls The sides who are girls.
VC Very Centers The two center dancers of diamonds or tidal formations.
VE Very Ends The two extreme dancers of diamonds or tidal formations.
C2 Center 2 Same as very centers.
C4 Center 4 The four dancers closest to the center of the square.
C6 Center 6 All except the very ends.
E2 End 2 Same as very ends.
E4 End 4 The dancers that are not the center four.
E6 End 6 All except the very centers.
L Leaders The lead dancer in a tandem formation.
T Trailers The trailing dancer in a tandem formation.
OH Original Heads Same as B1G1B3G3.
OS Original Sides Same as B2G2B4G4.

CALL ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation Call Name Alternate Abbreviation
14TTL 1/4 TAG THE LINE QT
34TTL 3/4 TAG THE LINE 3QT
4LC 4 LADIES CHAIN
4LC34 4 LADIES CHAIN 3/4
8CT 8 CHAIN THRU 8C
8CT2 8 CHAIN THRU 2 8C2
8CT3 8 CHAIN THRU 3 8C3
8CT4 8 CHAIN THRU 4 8C4
8CT5 8 CHAIN THRU 5 8C5
8CT6 8 CHAIN THRU 6 8C6
8CT7 8 CHAIN THRU 7 8C7
AD ACEY DEUCEY
A8STT ALL 8 SPIN THE TOP A8
AATLHL ALL AROUND THE LEFT HAND LADY
AL ALLEMANDE LEFT LA
ALITAS ALLEMANDE LEFT IN THE ALAMO STYLE
ALTAAT ALLEMANDE LEFT TO AN ALLEMANDE THAR
AR ALLEMANDE RIGHT
BT BACKTRACK
BTL BEND THE LINE BL
BC BOX CIRCULATE
BC12 BOX CIRCULATE 1/2
BTG BOX THE GNAT BG
CT CALIFORNIA TWIRL
CO24 CAST OFF 2/4 CO2
CO34 CAST OFF 3/4 CO3
CI CENTERS IN
CO CENTERS OUT
CDTL CHAIN DOWN THE LINE CDL
CR CHASE RIGHT
CLEFT CIRCLE LEFT
CRIGHT CIRCLE RIGHT
CTAL CIRCLE TO A LINE CTL
CC CIRCULATE
CC12 CIRCULATE 1/2
CL CLOVERLEAF
COO COORDINATE
CHIN COUPLES HINGE
CTRD COUPLES TRADE
CTURN COURTESY TURN
CFOLD CROSS FOLD
CRUN CROSS RUN
CF CROSSFIRE
CTD CUT THE DIAMOND
DC DIAMOND CIRCULATE
DT DIVE THRU
DIV DIVIDE
DG DIXIE GRAND
DSTAW DIXIE STYLE TO A WAVE DX
DP DO PASO
DSD DO SA DO
DPT DOUBLE PASS THRU
EXP EXPLODE
ETW EXPLODE THE WAVE EW
EXT EXTEND
E2 EXTEND 2
FI FACE IN
FL FACE LEFT
FO FACE OUT
FR FACE RIGHT
FTM FACE THE MUSIC
FTT FAN THE TOP
FW FERRIS WHEEL
FLNR FIRST LEFT NEXT RIGHT
FTD FLIP THE DIAMOND FD
FLW FLUTTERWHEEL
FOL FOLD
FYN FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBOR
FYNAS FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBOR AND SPREAD
FAB FORWARD AND BACK
GS GRAND SQUARE
GSWT GRAND SWING THRU
HS HALF SASHAY SAS
HT HALF TAG
HPR12 HEADS PROMENADE 1/2
HPR14 HEADS PROMENADE 1/4
HPR34 HEADS PROMENADE 3/4
HIN HINGE
LCH LADIES CHAIN CH
LIMS LADIES IN MEN SASHAY
LL LEAD LEFT
LR LEAD RIGHT
LCR LEFT CHASE LCHASE
LGSWT LEFT GRAND SWING THRU
LHSH LEFT HAND SINGLE HINGE
LRALT LEFT RIGHT AND LEFT THRU
LS14 LEFT SWEEP 1/4 LSQ
LSWT LEFT SWING THRU
LTOUCH LEFT TOUCH
LT14 LEFT TOUCH 1/4 LTQ
LTT LEFT TURN THRU
LWAD LEFT WHEEL AND DEAL
LC LINEAR CYCLE
LTB LOAD THE BOAT LB
MALW MAKE A LEFT WAVE MLW
MAAT MAKE A THAR MAT
MAW MAKE A WAVE MW
MAWWT MAKE A WRONG WAY THAR
MAAR MAKE AN ALAMO RING MAR
MB MOVE BACK
MU MOVE UP
PH PARTNER HINGE
PTAG PARTNER TAG
PTO PASS THE OCEAN
PT PASS THRU
PTTC PASS TO THE CENTER PTC
PO PEEL OFF
PTT PEEL THE TOP
PPC PING PONG CIRCULATE
PR PROMENADE
P12 PROMENADE 1/2 PR12
P14 PROMENADE 1/4 PR14
P34 PROMENADE 3/4 PR34
PRH PROMENADE HOME
PSF PROMENADE SINGLE FILE
PB PULL BY
RE RECYCLE REC
RTD RELAY THE DEUCEY RD
RTT REMAKE THE THAR
RF REVERSE FLUTTERWHEEL
RALG RIGHT AND LEFT GRAND RLG
RALT RIGHT AND LEFT THRU RLT
RHSH RIGHT HAND SINGLE HINGE
ROL ROLL
RAWAHS ROLL AWAY WITH A HALF SASHAY
RB ROLL BACK
RUN RUN
SB SCOOT BACK
SS SEE SAW
SEP1 SEPARATE 1
SEP2 SEPARATE 2
STS SHOOT THE STAR
SPR12 SIDES PROMENADE 1/2
SPR14 SIDES PROMENADE 1/4
SPR34 SIDES PROMENADE 3/4
SCTAW SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE SCW
SCTAW34 SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE 3/4 SCW34
SFC SINGLE FILE CIRCULATE
SH SINGLE HINGE
SLT SLIDE THRU
SLTGR SLIDE TOGETHER
STC SLIP THE CLUTCH
SCAETG SPIN CHAIN AND EXCHANGE THE GEARS SCEG
SCTG SPIN CHAIN THE GEARS SCG
SCT SPIN CHAIN THRU
STT SPIN THE TOP
SC SPLIT CIRCULATE
SC12 SPLIT CIRCULATE 1/2
STOC SPLIT THE OUTSIDE COUPLE
SPR SPREAD
SA SPREAD APART
SQ2 SQUARE THRU 2 S2
SQ3 SQUARE THRU 3 S3
SQ4 SQUARE THRU 4 S4
SQ5 SQUARE THRU 5 S5
SL STAR LEFT
SP STAR PROMENADE
SR STAR RIGHT
ST STAR THRU
STEP STEP THRU
S14 SWEEP 1 4 SQ
SWI SWING
SWT SWING THRU
TTL TAG THE LINE TAG
TC TEACUP CHAIN
TOUCH TOUCH
T14 TOUCH 1/4 TQ
T2 TRACK 2
TRD TRADE TR
TB TRADE BY
TTW TRADE THE WAVE
TS TRIPLE SCOOT
TT TURN THRU
U U TURN BACK UTB
VL VEER LEFT
VR VEER RIGHT
WAL WALK AND DODGE
WTR WEAVE THE RING
WAD WHEEL AND DEAL WD
WA WHEEL AROUND
WAEW WHEEL AROUND EW
WANS WHEEL AROUND NS
WWG WRONG WAY GRAND
Z ZOOM

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