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American Square Dances
The combination of the two movements requires sixteen meas­ures of music. Either of these movements may be called sepa­rately but are usually combined and are nearly always followed by the movements of Allemande Left and Grand Right and Left. The Western Sashay is a sweeping, fluent movement and uses the same dance step as the other figures. It should not be con­fused with the formal sideways "Chasse" which is not used in the Western dance, nor with the Eastern "Dos-a-dos" or back-to-back "Do-si-do" which is an entirely different movement.
Parmer by the Left.

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