This "quick tutorial" introduces the general idea of a call and explains the most common cases. It does not explain or illustrate all cases. For additional details and/or examples, refer to the links in the "MORE INFO" box.
Swing and Mix rearranges the dancers in a line in three steps. First, ends and adjacent centers Arm Turn 1/2. Then the new centers Cross Run, to become the ends again. Finally, the new centers Trade. The result from a right-handed wave is a left-handed wave.
The result is the same as combining Swing with Mix, which is what it sounds like. However, there are two important differences:
- The combined form "Swing and Mix" is considered to have three parts, not two. The second part is "Centers Cross Run", not "Mix".
- Even though neither "Swing" nor "Mix" can be done from facing couples, the combined form "Swing and Mix" can be done from facing couples -- the dancers simply step to a right-hand wave and then do the call.