Trade By – Analysis

Basic Part 2
Trade By

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Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: Neither
Hands held at the end: Each outside pair of dancers should have adjacent hands joined.

Body flow at the start: Forward for the facing dancers, clockwise or counter-clockwise for those doing the Partner Trade
Body flow at the end: Same as at the start

Good preceding calls:
— Pass Thru
— Square Thru (a number that ends in Trade By formation)
— From Half-Sashayed Facing Lines: Star Thru

Good following calls:
— Allemande Left
— Star Thru
— Swing Thru

Ending Formations for Standard Starting Formations and Arrangements:

a) Trade By, Normal Couples: Trade By
Ends in Eight Chain Thru formation, Normal Couples

Some Extended Applications:

a) Trade By, Same Gender Couples: Trade By
Ends in Eight Chain Thru formation, Same Gender Couples

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):

Trade By
(September/October 2004)
Q: From an “Ends Out Inverted Line,” (ends facing out & centers facing in) the call used was Trade By.
A: Improper. The definition states “the couples facing out do a partner trade.” In this formation, the outfacing ends are ends only and NOT a couple.

(July 2006)
Q: Is it proper to call Trade By from a 3/4 Tag formation?
A: Yes. The ARC voted this to be a proper application of the call as the Ocean Wave Rule applies.

(September/October 2015)
Q: The call was: Heads Separate & Pass Thru (the Heads are now directly behind the Sides, facing out, shoulder to back “T” Bone) Everybody Trade By (the ending formation is Heads facing in, shoulder to front of Sides, “T” Bone). Is this a proper formation to call Trade By from? The description the caller gave was “Those facing out Trade, those facing in Pass Thru.” The Heads had to trade to the other end of the inverted line.
A: Improper: The definition states that Trade By must be done with Couples facing and Couples facing out. In this example, Heads would not be couples and therefore could not trade.