Acey Deucey – Definition

Teaching Resource for ACEY DEUCEY

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

CALLERLAB Program: Plus

Teaching Order: After the Mainstream Program

Recently taught calls: Acey Deucey is the first call in the Plus Suggested Teaching Order.

Background: Acey Deucey was created in 1963 by Larry Dee from Rosemont, Pennsylvania. It was an important forerunner concept that contributed to the development of Circulate and Trade. Jay King says, “I still remember the impact that Acey Deucey had on us when this idea of moving across the set from one wave to another was first workshopped by Les Gotcher.” It was moved from the Advanced One Program to the Plus Program in 1993.


Starting formation: Parallel Waves or Two-Faced Lines.

Other formations are also acceptable. There must be 4 centers and 4 ends (or outsides). The centers must be able to Trade in adjacent pairs of 2 and the ends (or outsides) must be able to Circulate and not become centers.

Dance action: Center 4 Trade while the others Circulate.

Ending formations: Parallel Waves or Two-Faced Lines (the same as at the start)

Timing: 4

Styling: (same as for Trade or Circulate)

Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies.

Link to Taminations: Taminations Acey Deucey