Veer – Definition

Teaching Resource for VEER RIGHT

Links:   Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

CALLERLAB Program: Basic Part 1
Teaching Order:After Lead Right and before Bend the Line
Recently Taught Calls: Courtesy Turn, Ladies Chain, Do Paso

Background: The first use of Veer Left and Veer Right in modern square dancing was before 1964 by Mel Rich from Universal City, Missouri.

Definition:

Minimum number of dancers needed: Four

Starting formation for the minimum number needed: Facing Couples, Two-Faced Line

Command examples:
— Heads Lead Right; Veer Left
— Sides Pass The Ocean; Recycle; Veer Left
— Reverse Flutter Wheel and Sweep 1/4; Veer Right
— Heads Square Thru 4, Right and Left Thru, Veer Left, Ferris Wheel, Centers Veer Left and Veer Right, Left Allemande

Dance action: From Facing Couples, each couple works as a unit and moves forward and in the given direction to finish in a Two-Faced Line.

From a Two-Faced Line, the given direction must be toward the center of the line. Each couple works as a unit and moves forward and in the given direction to finish in Back-To-Back Couples.

Ending formation: See Dance action.

Timing: 2

Styling: All dancers use couple handhold. Outside hands in normal dance position.

Comments: None.

Facing Couple or Ocean Wave Rule: The Ocean Wave Rule does not apply.

Link to Taminations:

Veer Left/Veer Right
http://www.tamtwirlers.org/tamination/b1/veer.html