From any Line of 4.
As one movement, 1/2 Tag then turn 1/4 in place toward your initial turning direction.
Ends in a 2 x 2.
- A R-H Two-Faced Line ends in Facing Couples.
- A L-H Two-Faced Line ends in Back-to-Back Couples.
- A L-H Wave ends in a R-H Mini-Wave Box.
- A One-Faced Line ends in Tandem Couples.
Turn & Deal is danced as one smooth flowing movement.
Turn & Deal feels like a 1/2 Tag & Roll.
As with Tag The Line, remember to pass right-shoulders with
any dancers you meet.
Drop hands with adjacent dancers and move individually toward
the center of your Line.
Turn & Deal has historically been fractionalized into thirds
(mantra: Turn, Step, Turn). Today, however, it is rare that a caller
would fractionalize Turn & Deal since a 2/3 Turn & Deal
is the same as a 1/2 Tag. However, at the upper levels, there are calls
that contain Turn & Deal as part of their definition
(e.g., Mini-Busy [A2])
that are occasionally fractionalized.
- Fractionalization of Turn & Deal:
- Turn 1/4 in place toward the center of the line;
- Passing right-shoulders, step forward to the 1/2 Tag position
(a R-H Mini-Wave Box);
- Turn 1/4 in place toward the same direction as the first turn 1/4.
From a R-H Two-Faced Line (the most common starting formation),
Turn & Deal is similar to Wheel & Deal
except that the dancers move individually instead of as a Couple.
The mirror image of Turn & Deal
has historically been known as Left Turn & Deal.
When doing a Left Turn & Deal, pass left-shoulders
instead of right-shoulders.
Turn & Deal & Roll always ends in a Left-Hand Box.
Line Of n Turn & Deal [NOL]:
From a Line of n (n is an even number, usually 6 or 8).
Do a 1/2 Tag in the Line of n,
then turn 1/4 in place toward your initial turning direction.
Ends in Parallel Lines of n/2.
Line Of 6 Turn & Deal
Any Shoulder Turn & Deal [NOL]:
From a Two-Faced Line.
Passing the most convenient shoulder
(right-shoulders from a R-H Two-Faced Line;
left-shoulders from a L-H Two-Faced Line), do a Turn & Deal.
Ends in Facing Couples.
Vertical Turn & Deal [C4]:
From a non-T-Bone 2 x 2.
Vertical 1/2 Tag;
Original Leaders Turn an extra 1/4 in place toward their initial turning direction.
Hint: Think about doing a Vertical 1/2 Tag & Roll.
Turn To A Line [C2]:
From an applicable 2 x 2.
As one movement, Zig-Zag,
Complete The Tag
(Tandem Step Thru)
and Turn 1/4 in your initial turning direction.
A non-T-Bone 2 x 2 ends in a Line.
Triple Turn [C4]:
From a non-T-Bone 2 x 2.
Turn To A Line; Turn & Deal; Turn To A Line.
Ends in a Line.
Triple Turn is a 3-part call.
Single Turn & Deal [C4]:
From a Couple or a Mini-Wave.
As one movement, 1/4 In, Touch, and turn 1/4 toward your initial turning direction.
A Couple ends in Tandem dancers; a R-H Mini-Wave ends in Facing dancers;
a L-H Mini-Wave ends in Back-to-Back dancers.
From a Couple or R-H Mini-Wave, Single Turn & Deal is the same as
Single Wheel [A2]; from a L-H Mini-Wave, Single Turn & Deal
ends in Back-to-Back Dancers whereas Single Wheel ends in Facing Dancers.