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American Square Dances
rolls the lady to his right side at the completion of the swing. This is true only of the Waltz Swing. All other types of swings are broken at a definite point or facing, depending upon whether they are half, one, or one-and-a-half times around, and only in the Two Hand Swing is the lady rolled to the gentleman's right side as is done in a Waltz Swing. The Waltz Swing is always clockwise.
The Two Hand Swing is the old Pioneer Swing. It is the Western version of the Quadrille "turn," as the One Hand Swing is the Western version of the Quadrille one hand turn. The Two Hand Swing is usually once around, never more, and occasionally is only half around. It is always clockwise, and is






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