Hands needed at the start: Very Center hands of the wave or line (which are already connected)
Hands held at the end: Wave handholds
Body flow at the start: CW or CCW for the Centers, Forward along the Circulate Path for the ends
Body flow at the end: Same as at the start
Good preceding calls:
— Dosado to a Wave
— Pass the Ocean
— Extend (to Waves)
— Swing Thru (but note that the centers will be turning full around)
— Touch 1/4
— Scoot Back
Good following calls:
— Swing Thru
— Centers Run
— Centers Cross Run
— Right and Left Thru
Ending Formations for Standard starting Formation and Arrangements:
a) Parallel Waves, “0” or “1/2” (Same Gender in the Center): Acey Deucey
Ends in Parallel Waves of the same type as at the start
b) Parallel Two-Faced Lines, “0” or “1/2” (Same Gender in the Center): Acey Deucey
Ends in Parallel Two-Faced Lines of the same type as at the start
Some Extended Applications:
a) Lines Facing Out (easiest is “1/2” or “1” with Normal Couples in the Center): Acey Deucey
Ends in Lines Facing In of the same type as at the start
b) Ends In Inverted Lines, (easiest is “0” or “4” with Normal Couples in the Center): Acey Deucey
Result is an Ends Out Inverted Line
ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):
Q: Is it proper to call Acey Deucey from a 3/4 Tag Formation?
A: No. The concept is too ambiguous and the dancers should not be expected to decide who the centers are. Those in the wave have both Centers and Ends, therefore it is too confusing.
Q: From the formation of Twin/Parallel Diamonds, the call was given to “Acey Deucey.”
A: Proper. This usage fits within the definition. The points of the Diamond are the ends and the centers of each Diamond are the centers.
Q: Is it proper to call Acey Deucey from a 3/4 Tag formation?
A: Yes. The committee voted this to now be a proper use of the call. The new definition permits this usage as there are four centers and four outside dancers. This ruling super cedes an earlier ruling by the ARC.