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'''Specialty tips''' are programmed for those who share a common interest in an area outside of square dancing, or who like a specialized type of calling. Sometimes referred to as 'affinity tips'.
  
==Anywhere Squares Tip==
 
==Bear Tip==
 
==Canadian Tip==
 
==Convention Virgins/Newbies Tip==
 
==Drag Tip==
 
==Kilt Tip==
 
==Latino Tip==
 
==Leather Tip==
 
==[[LiveJournal Tip]]==
 
==Long Hair==
 
==Medallion Tip==
 
==Memorial Tip==
 
==Moonshine Tip==
 
  
The [[Moonshine Tip]] is danced naked. (The exception: body jewelry, and shoes/boots/sandals/socks if the dancer feels they're necessary.)
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Some common themes involve:
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: age (under 30/35, Millenial, Sexy@60)
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: body characteristics (bear, height (short, tall))
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: challenges (dance by definition, hot hash, take no prisoners)
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: clothing (kilt, leather, pajamas, tie-dyed, underpants) or lack thereof (Moonshine)
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: ethnicity (latin, pacific rim, people of color,... Canadian)
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: formations (hexagons, rectangles)
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: hair (long, silver)
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: music style (pop, disco, salsa, yodel)
  
The history of the [[Moonshine Tip]] is waiting for someone knowledgeable to fill in. Reportedly, [[Kathy Yhip]] started the [[Moonshine Tip]], but that's all the information that's available for now.
 
  
[[Moonshine Tip]]s have been held at various conventions and fly-ins.  [[Diamonds In The Desert]] was the first convention with a [[Moonshine Tip]].
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A list of specialty tips called at [[IAGSDC]] conventions:
 
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* [[Anywhere Squares Tip]]
==Move-On Tip==
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* [[Barstool]]
So named after [[Mike DeSisto]]'s famous "Pass Thru...Move On!" choreography, in which squares of dancers are arranged and rearranged in a huge matrix.
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* [[Bear Tip]]
 
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* [[Bi-Gons Tip]]
Typically, the caller starts out with "normal" squares, and has heads or sides perform a ''Square Thru 4'', followed by  one or more calls which convert the square into facing lines.
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* [[Bring Your Own Tip]]
 
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* [[Canadian Tip]]
At that point, all squares are directed to "pass through", and then "move on!" until they come face to face with another line of dancers.
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* [[Cipher Squares]]
 
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* [[Concentric World]]
Also known as "Progressive Squares".
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* [[Convention Virgins/Newbies Tip]]
 
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* [[Dance By Definition]]
If a line of dancers is facing a wall (e.g., not another line of dancers), their job is to perform a ''California Twirl'' or ''Partner Trade'' to face back into the set, at which point they're facing another line of dancers who have just moved on from a different square.
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* [[Denmark Tip]]
 
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* [[Don't Stop, Don't Slow Down]]
The caller moves the dancers around for a while, forms them back into lines, and continues the above process. In this fashion, an entire square can be moved from front to back or side to side on the dance floor.
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* [[Drag Tip]]
 
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* [[Eastern Stars]]
Some convention committees choose to offer this as a specialty tip. Other committees have been known to incorporate Move-On into opening or closing ceremonies and/or [[Trail In]]/[[Trail's End]] dances.
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* [[Glowstick]]
 
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* [[Hexagons]]
YouTube videos from [[DC Diamond Circulate]] [[2009]]  
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* [[Hot Hash]]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfLEsoHiAQM]
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* [[Icky Chain Reaction]]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nWQ8-A4rOY]
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* [[It's Later]]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPFwiMHVfE]
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* [[Kaleidoscope]]
 
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* [[Kilt Tip]]
YouTube videos from [[Chi-Town Shakedown]] [[2010]]
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* [[Latino Tip]]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22n4K7oO7PI]
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* [[Leather Tip]]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKKcyrgEIOY]
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* [[Left]]
 
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* [[Legally Married Tip]]
==Munchkin Tip==
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* [[LiveJournal Tip]]
==Pacific Rim Tip==
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* [[Long Hair]]
==People of Color Tip==
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* [[Magic Underpants Tip]]
==Redwood Tip==
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* [[Medallion Tip]]
==Silver Fox Tip==
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* [[Memorial Tip]]
==Under 30 Tip==
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* [[Moonshine Tip]]
==Women's Tip==
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* [[Move On!]]
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* [[Munchkin Tip]]
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* [[No Touch Tip]]
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* [[Online Social Tip]]
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* [[Out of the Darkness Tip]]
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* [[Pacific Rim Tip]]
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* [[Pajama Tip]]
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* [[People of Color Tip]]
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* [[Pickle Up A Doodle]]
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* [[Pop Star Patter Tip]]
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* [[Red Hats Tip]]
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* [[Redwood Tip]]
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* [[Sexy@60 Tip]]
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* [[Siamese Sashay]]
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* [[Silver Fox Tip]]
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* [[Singers - No Weaves or Grands]]
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* [[Six Couple Squares]]
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* [[Spies of the Silver Screen]]
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* [[Stan Winchester]]
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* [[Survivor]]
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* [[Take No Prisoners]]
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* [[Tie Dyed Tip]]
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* [[Tough]]
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* [[Under 30 Tip]]
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* [[Under 35 Tip]]
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* [[Venus and Mars]]
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* [[Vixen Tip]]
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* [[Wicked]]
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* [[Women's Tip]]
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* [[Xtreme]]
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* [[Yodel Tip]]

Latest revision as of 08:45, 18 July 2020

Specialty tips are programmed for those who share a common interest in an area outside of square dancing, or who like a specialized type of calling. Sometimes referred to as 'affinity tips'.


Some common themes involve:

age (under 30/35, Millenial, Sexy@60)
body characteristics (bear, height (short, tall))
challenges (dance by definition, hot hash, take no prisoners)
clothing (kilt, leather, pajamas, tie-dyed, underpants) or lack thereof (Moonshine)
ethnicity (latin, pacific rim, people of color,... Canadian)
formations (hexagons, rectangles)
hair (long, silver)
music style (pop, disco, salsa, yodel)


A list of specialty tips called at IAGSDC conventions: