Lead Right / Lead Left

Starting formation Couple
Command examples

Heads Lead Right

Sides Lead Out To The Right

Couple #1 Lead Out To The Right

Wheel And Deal and Lead Right (from Right-Hand Tidal Two-Faced Line)

Dance action Directed couple(s), working as a unit, move forward along a 90 degree arc to face the couple (or wall) to their right (or their left).
Ending formation Couple
Timing 4
Styling A couple handhold is maintained throughout the call. Outside hands in normal dance position.

This call is almost always done from a Squared Set, ending in an Eight Chain Thru.

The active couples have an expectation of facing other dancers at the end of the call. Applications of Lead Right that leave the dancers facing no one may be considered unusual.

When done from Facing Couples, the ending formation is Back-to-Back Couples.

Teaching Tip The most common usage is for the call to end with directed dancers facing another couple.