From applicable formations consisting of more than 4 dancers.
- Those who can Right Arm Turn 1/4 (or 3/4);
- Those who meet and can Left Arm Turn 1/2.
This is a 2-part call.
Start with the Right-hand, unless the caller explicitly
says the word 'Left'.
Grand 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru is to 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru
as Grand Swing Thru is to Swing Thru.
Grand means that dancers can work outside of their 4-dancer sub-formation.
From R-H Columns, the caller could call either 1/4 Thru or
Grand 1/4 Thru.
- On 1/4 Thru, dancers stay in their group of 4
(without crossing the center of the set).
- On Grand 1/4 Thru, the Very Center Two dancers also Left Arm 1/2.
Those doing each part of the call should be in a Mini-Wave, not facing dancers.
Most callers believe it is inappropriate to call Grand 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru
from a setup such as a Grand Single Eight Chain Thru.
From a Thar or Alamo-Ring, the word 'Grand' is not used,
even though the formation consists of more than 4 dancers.
Historically, callers have called these variations as
All Eight 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru, or just plain 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru.
Grand Left 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru [A1]:
Those who can Left Arm Turn 1/4 (or 3/4);
those who meet and can Right Arm Turn 1/2.
Any Hand Grand 1/4 (or 3/4) Thru [A1]:
From applicable formations (e.g., Magic Columns).
Those who can Arm Turn 1/4 (by either hand);
those who meet Trade. The Trade can be either an Arm Turn 1/2 (from a Mini-Wave)
or a Partner Trade (from a Couple).
1/4 (or 3/4) Thru [A1] (Dick Bayer and Holman Hudspeth 1969):
From a R-H Mini-Wave Box, a R-H Facing Diamond (Centers with
R-H, Ends with L-H), or
other applicable formations.
Those who can Right Arm Turn 1/4 (or 3/4);
those who meet and can Left Arm Turn 1/2.
Ends in a Wave.
See also Grand Follow Your Neighbor [A1].