Tech Squares Class

Definitions for Week 5

CROSS RUN: Typical starting formation - wave or line. Designated dancers run toward the center of the line to end in the position two away from where they started. Ends cross run into the far center position; centers cross run into the far end position. Non-designated dancers move without turning into the nearest vacated position, as on Run. Ends in a wave or line.

EXTEND: Typical starting formation - 1/4 tag or parallel waves.

FERRIS WHEEL: Typical starting formation - two-faced lines. Leaders do their part of Wheel and Deal while the trailers step forward to form a momentary two-faced line and wheel and deal in the center. Ends in a beginning double pass thru.

FLUTTERWHEEL/REVERSE FLUTTERWHEEL: Typical starting formation - facing couples. On Flutterwheel, the right-hand dancers make a two-person right-hand star and turn halfway while the left-hand dancers slide left. Centers join their left hands with the other dancers' right hands. Dancers turn the star another half to end as couples. On Reverse Flutterwheel, the roles are reversed; the left-hand dancers make a two-person left-hand star, join their right hands with the other dancers' left hands, and finish turning the star.

SCOOT BACK: Typical starting formation - mini-wave box. Leaders flip over into the position next to them (as on run or trade). Trailers extend, trade, and extend. Ends in a mini-wave box.

SPLIT/BOX CIRCULATE: Typical starting formation - mini-wave box. Leaders flip over into the position next to them (as on run or trade). Trailers walk forward into the vacant position ahead of them. Ends in a mini-wave box.

SWEEP A QUARTER: Typical starting formation - facing couples. Sweep a Quarter may be called after a call that ended with all dancers moving in the same direction around the center of their box. Couples continue circling 1/4 in the same direction they were previously moving. Ends in facing couples.

TURN THRU: Typical starting formation - facing dancers or right-hand mini-wave. Dancers step to a wave, right arm turn 1/2, and step thru to end back to back with each other. From a mini-wave, dancers omit stepping to a wave as they already have right hands joined. Ends in dancers back to back.