# Sweep a Quarter – Analysis

CALLERLAB Program: Basic Part 2
Sweep a Quarter

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Call Analysis:

Hands needed at the start: Adjacent hands of the couple
Hands held at the end: Same as at the start

Body flow at the start: Clockwise or Counter-clockwise
Body flow at the end: Same as at the start

Good preceding calls:
— Flutterwheel
— Reverse Flutterwheel
— Wheel and Deal

Good following calls:
If sweeping to the left:
— Pass Thru
— Veer Left
— Right and Left Thru
— Square Thru

If sweeping to the right:
— Veer Right
— Left Square Thru

Ending Formations for Standard Starting Formations and Arrangements:

a) Facing Lines, Normal Couples: Flutterwheel (or Reverse Flutterwheel) and Sweep a Quarter,
Ends in Eight Chain Thru, Normal Couples

b) Eight Chain Thru, Normal Couples: Flutterwheel (or Reverse Flutterwheel) and Sweep a Quarter,
Ends in Facing Lines, Normal Couples

c) Parallel Two-Faced Lines (Right or Left Handed), “0” (Normal Couples): Wheel and Deal and Sweep a Quarter
Ends in Facing Lines, Normal Couples
d) Parallel Two-Faced Lines (Right or Left Handed), “0” (Normal Couples): Ferris Wheel and Centers Sweep a Quarter
Usually this is intended to end in a Squared Set

e) Lines Facing Out, “0” (Normal Couples): Wheel and Deal and Centers Sweep a Quarter
Usually this is intended to end in a Squared Set

f) Static Square, Normal Couples: Heads Flutterwheel and Sweep a Quarter
Ends in Double Pass Thru formation, Normal Couples

g) Double Pass Thru formation, Normal Couples: Centers Reverse Flutterwheel and Sweep a Quarter
Usually this is intended to end in a Squared Set

Some Extended Applications:

a) Facing Lines, Same Gender Couples: Flutterwheel and Sweep a Quarter
Ends in Eight Chain Thru with same genders facing

b) Parallel Two-Faced Lines, Same Gender Couples: Wheel and Deal and Sweep a Quarter
Ends in Facing Lines with same gender couples

ARC Rulings (Applications Review Committee of CALLERLAB):

Sweep A Quarter
(January 2000)
Q: Is it proper to call “Sweep a Quarter” after Recycle?
A: Yes.

(April 2002)
Q: Is it proper to call “Sweep 1/4” after the following:
a. Swing Thru, Single Hinge, Sweep 1/4? A: No.
b. From a Two Faced line – Bend The Line, Sweep 1/4? A: No.
c. From a Two Faced line – Cast Off 3/4, Sweep 1/4? A: Yes. (See revised ruling below.)
d. From facing lines of four – Touch 1/4, Sweep 1/4? A: No.
e. Chain Down The Line, Sweep 1/4? A: No.
A: To Sweep 1/4, the definition states that the starting formation is “facing couples in a circling movement (right or left).” CALLERLAB has pictorially defined a couple as two dancers side-by-side facing the same direction. Therefore all of the above applications do not fit within the definition except item “c”).

(July/August 2005)
In 2002 the ARC reviewed Sweep 1/4 after five different calls and made the decision that they were all improper except as follows; From a Two Faced Line, the following calls were given: “Cast Off 3/4, Sweep 1/4.” At the time of the review, this was voted to be proper.

Q: Is Cast Off 3/4, Sweep 1/4 proper?
A: NO. The committee voted this does not meet the definition of Sweep 1/4. The action of Cast Off 3/4 is a pivoting action for the end dancer rather than a circling action as required.

Q: The formation is Lines Facing Out. Is it proper to call: “Wheel and Deal, Sweep a Quarter.” expecting all four couples to Sweep 1/4.
A: The decision of the ARC was that this is improper due to the fact that the center couples are the only ones that can execute the call as they are the only facing couples in accordance with the definition of Sweep 1/4. The outside couples are not facing couples. It would be proper at C-1 under the Concentric Concept.

Q: The formation is parallel Two Faced Lines. Is it proper to call: “Ferris Wheel, Sweep a Quarter.” expecting all four couples to Sweep 1/4.
A: The ARC voted this to be improper due to the fact that the center couples are the only ones that can execute the call. They are facing couples and the outside couples are not. It would be proper at C-1 under the Concentric Concept.
(September/October 2015)

Q: Is it proper to Sweep a Quarter after a Recycle in Mainstream?
A: The ARC ruled that it is proper