Teaching Resource for GRAND SWING THRU
CALLERLAB Program: Plus
Teaching Order: After Flip the Diamond
Recently taught calls: Single Circle to a Wave, Trade the Wave
Background: Grand Swing Thru is listed in the Glossary Terms in the 1976 editions of The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King. It was not in the 1980 list of Plus One and Plus Two, but it had been added to the Plus Program by 1983.
Starting formation: Tidal Wave, Ocean Wave of Six Dancers.
Dance action: Those who can turn by the right one-half (180 degrees), then those who can turn by the left one-half (180 degrees). If “right” is not specified preceding the command to Grand Swing Thru, it is understood to be a right-handed Grand Swing Thru. If Grand Left Swing Thru is required, it must be specifically directed – “Grand Left Swing Thru”, in which case, those who can turn by the left one-half (180 degrees), then those who can turn by the right one-half (180 degrees).
Ending formation: Same as the starting formation.
Styling: Styling is specifically the same as described for the basic swing thru.
Facing Couples or Ocean Wave Rule: The Facing Couples Rule applies.
Link to Taminations: Taminations Grand Swing Thru