Flutterwheel – Teaching

CALLERLAB Program: Basic Part 2

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Flutterwheel/Reverse Flutterwheel
A.) For Flutterwheel, dancer on the right side of a couple goes to the center with right arm holds.
B.) For both actions the ones going into the center use outside arm holds to wheel across picking up the opposite dancer with near hands returning to the starting spot.
C.) Action can be described as a two-finned water wheel.
D.) Dancer not leading the action can follow the leader after leading them towards the center.
E.) Don’t let go of the arm hold in the center until you are ready to back out at the starting spot.

More teaching suggestions:
— Demonstrate the action. Emphasize the center forearm handhold, and the need to anticipate the pick-up by beginning to move ahead.

— Flutterwheel is another of the right hand dancer moves forward calls (like Half Sashay and Wheel Around)

Quick quote: “Girls use right forearm, boys ready to lead new partner to other side”

Teaching Standard Applications:

From Static Square:
Head Ladies Chain across,
Head Ladies Lead Flutterwheel,
Side Ladies Chain across,
Side Ladies Lead Flutterwheel,
Forward and Back,
Patter: Allemande Left and Promenade home
Singer: Four Ladies Chain 3/4 into Promenade halfway
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

From Facing Lines:
Heads Box the Gnat and Pass Thru,
Separate Around One to a Line,
Forward and Back, Two Ladies Chain,
Ladies Lead Flutterwheel, Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Square Up at home
Singer: Swing and Promenade [ full around ]
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Square Thru Four,
Swing Thru, Boys Run, Bend the Line,
Right and Left Thru,
Ladies Lead Flutterwheel, Pass Thru,
Patter: Allemande Left, Square up at home
Singer: Swing corner and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *