Teaching Resource for SWEEP A QUARTER
CALLERLAB Program: Basic Part 2
Teaching Order: After Flutterwheel
Recently Taught Calls: Double Pass Thru, First Couple Go Left …, Zoom
Background: Sweep a Quarter was created in 1971 by Jerry Helt from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Minimum number of dancers needed: four
Starting formation for the minimum number needed: Facing couples in a circling movement (right or left).
— Flutterwheel and Sweep 1/4
— Wheel and Deal and Sweep 1/4
— Recycle and Sweep 1/4
Dance action: Dancers continue the circling movement one quarter (90°) in the direction of their body flow.
Ending formations: Facing Couples
Timing: 2 couples, 2 steps; all 4 couples, 4 steps.
Styling: All dancers use couple handholds. Couples working together should smoothly disengage previous handhold and blend into the sweeping basic.
Facing Couple or Ocean Wave Rule: The Ocean Wave Rule does not apply.
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