Interlocked Squares offers a C-1 class every few years. Our most recent class ran from September 2021 through May 2022.
If you would like to be notified when we might be holding a class again, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our classes are intended for dancers who already are able to dance full "all position" A-2 (e.g., as called at the monthly PACE dances). Current C-1 dancers who want to sharpen their skills and former C-1 dancers who want a complete review are also welcome.
Students are expected to study the definitions of the calls before the class session in which they will be taught, and then review them as needed thereafter. These calls are listed, week by week, in a syllabus.
We recommend the definitions published by Vic Ceder, which are available both online and in the form of printed books:
Additional resources that you may find helpful:
- Dancing and Studying Hints from Vic Ceder
If you haven't read these hints before, please read them now! (And if you haven't read them recently, you will find it useful to review them.)
- Basic Challenge Dancing Skills from Top Cats
An outline of the skills you need to dance Challenge successfully.
- Alphabetical C-1 List
Calls, concepts, formations, and modifying terms in one list.
- CALLERLAB C-1 List
The list in the format published by CALLERLAB.
- CALLERLAB C-1 Definitions
Not as informative as the Ceder definitions, but "official".
- Taminations - animations showing the calls from various formations
To view the animation for a call online, click on the C-1 tab at the top of the main Taminations page.
Apps for iPhone, Android, and other devices also available for free download.
- Older definitions/glossaries that some students might find helpful.
Note: The calls included in these documents may not match the current C-1 list, and some of the definitions may be worded differently or be less complete than current definitions.
- MATERIAL RELATING TO SPECIFIC CALLS
- "But" modifier:
- Chain Reaction:
- Counter Rotate:
- Press Ahead:
- Tally Ho:
- Triple Boxes:
- See also the list of articles about Challenge dancing on the Resources page.
Because this is a fast-moving class, not all Advanced dancers will be ready for it. To be better prepared for -- and to do better while attending -- this class we recommend:
- Attending relatively challenging A-2 dances, such as the Friday dances held monthly by PACE.
- Regularly attending Stanford Quads (APD Plus with star tips) on Sunday evenings.
- Continually studying definitions (either online or by ordering the book), both of calls/concepts already covered and of those coming up soon.