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 Wheel And Deal


From a line of four: The right-hand couple wheels around with the left side person as a pivot. The left hand couple wheels behind the other couple with the right side person as a pivot. Finishes with one couple behind the other. BACKGROUND NOTE: In club dancing, Wheel and Deal pretty well replaced Shuffle the Deck as a means of converting lines to double pass thru or completed double pass thru formation. Shuffle the Deck is currently one of Challenge Dancing's Basic Calls.
From a two-faced line: With the inside dancers as pivots, couples wheel around to face one another. BACKGROUND NOTE: When the subject of doing a wheel and deal from a two-faced line first came up, there was a short-lived controversy about whether the couples should finish back to back if they were "right ends" and finish facing each other only if they were "left ends" in the two-faced line. Practical considerations finally dictated that couples ended up facing one another whether they wheeled to the right or left.

Clarence Watson 1960

This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.
It is provided here for informational and educational purposes only.

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