Basic Two Moves

Information about the Basic Two group of square dance moves from “Wheel Around” to “Ferris Wheel”. The Definitions are links to the Callerlab teaching files. The Videos are links to the North Shore Squares or Saddlebrook Squares websites.

Checklist of Basic Two Level Moves
– One-page list to help new dancers track their progress.

B33. Wheel AroundDefinitionVideo
B34. Box the GnatDefinitionVideo
B35a. Trade – Named DancersDefinitionVideo-Trade-GeneralVideo-Trade Right or LeftVideo-Centers or Ends
B35b. Trade – PartnerDefinitionVideo
B35c. Trade – CouplesDefinitionVideo (Saddlebrook)

B36a. Step to a Wave – DefinitionVideo
B36b. Balance DefinitionVideo (with Alamo Style)
B37. Alamo Style DefinitionVideo
– Note: In this video, the dancers use a forearm hold. Callerlab recommends a “hands up” hold.
B38a. Swing ThruDefinitionVideo
B38b. Left Swing Thru DefinitionVideo

B39. RunDefinitionVideo
B39b. Cross Run DefinitionVideo
B40. Pass the Ocean DefinitionVideo
B41. Extend Definition Video

B42. Wheel and Deal DefinitionVideo
B43. Zoom DefinitionVideo
B44a. Flutterwheel DefinitionVideo
B44b. Reverse FlutterwheelDefinitionVideo (with Flutterwheel)

B45. Sweep a QuarterDefinitionVideo
B46. Trade By DefinitionVideo
B47. Touch 1/4 DefinitionVideo
B48. Ferris Wheel DefinitionVideo

September 2018: Callerlab moved “Allemande Thar”, “Slip The Clutch”, and “Shoot The Star” from Basic Two to the Mainstream list.