Crossfire – Definition

Teaching Resource for CROSSFIRE

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

CALLERLAB Program: Plus

Teaching Order: After Grand Swing Thru

Recently taught calls: Trade the Wave, Flip the Diamond

Background: Crossfire is listed among the August 1976 calls in Burleson’s Encyclopedia. It was an experimental in 1977 and it was in the Plus Two list as published in Sets in Order in 1980.


Starting formation: Two-Faced Line, Parallel lines of four, Inverted Line(s)

Dance action: As the centers begin to Trade, the ends Cross Fold. Upon completing their Trade, the centers release hands and step straight forward forming an ocean wave or mini-wave with the dancers they are facing. If the Trade leaves the original centers facing no one, they step forward and remain facing out.

Ending formations: A Right Hand Two-Faced Line ends in a Right-Hand Box.

Timing: 6

Styling: If starting formation is a two-faced line, center dancers use hands up position for trading action and blend into normal mini-wave styling. If starting formation is parallel lines of four that results in centers facing no one, that couple joins hands with a couple handhold.

Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: Neither rule applies

Link to Taminations: Taminations Crossfire