American Square Dances of The West
& Southwest - online instruction book

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section OneOff the Dance Floor
List of Illustrations
13
Introduction
17
The Caller
19
Breathing for Callers
25
Music
27
How to Play the Music. By Viola Ruth
29
The Parts, Movements, and Figures of the Western
and Southwestern Square Dance
36
Parts of the Square Dance
37
Types and Patterns of the Square Dance
38
The Square Dance Step
40
The Formation of a Square
41
The Circle
43
The Promenade
45
The Swings
46
The Allemande Left
52
The Grand Right and Left
54
The Once and a Half
55
The Back Track
55
The Balance
56
The Sashays
51
The Do-si-do (Western Version)
60
Variations of the Do-si-do
62
The "Dos-a-dos" (The Eastern Do-si-do)
64
The Right and Left Through
66
Right and Left Eight
9
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