Mainstream Moves

Information about the Mainstream group of square dance moves from “Cloverleaf” to “Recycle”. The Definitions are links to the Callerlab teaching files. The Videos are links to the North Shore Squares or Saddlebrook Squares websites.

The term “Mainstream” is used to refer to this group of moves. It is also used to describe a dance that includes both Basic and Mainstream moves – to distinguish it from a Plus level dance.

Checklist of Mainstream Level Moves
A one-page list to help new dancers track their progress.

M01. CloverleafDefinitionVideoAnimation

M02. Turn ThruDefinitionVideo

M03. Eight Chain Thru / Eight Chain 1, 2, 3, etc.DefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M04. Pass to the CenterDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M05.   Thar FamilyDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M05a. Allemande TharDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M05b.  Allemande Left to an Allemande TharDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M05c. Wrong Way TharDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)
– An uncommon variation of Allemande Thar

M06. Slip the ClutchDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)
– A “get out” move from an Allemande Thar formation

M07. Shoot the Star / Shoot the Star Full AroundDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)
– A “get out” move from an Allemande Thar formation
– “Full Around” is an uncommon variation

M08. Single HingeDefinitionVideo

M08b. Couples HingeDefinitionVideo

M09. Centers InDefinitionVideo

M10. Cast Off 3/4DefinitionVideo

M11. Spin the TopDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M12. Walk and Dodge DefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M13. Slide Thru DefinitionVideo

M14a. Fold DefinitionVideo

M14b. Cross Fold DefinitionVideo

M15.  Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave DefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M16.  Spin Chain ThruDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

M17. Tag the Line Family DefinitionVideo

M17a. Tag the Line (In / Out / Left / Right) DefinitionVideo

M17b. Tag the Line – Fraction (1/4, 1/2, 3/4)DefinitionVideo
Click here to view an article about these “fractional” variations of Tag the Line

M18. Scoot BackDefinitionVideo

M19. RecycleDefinitionVideo