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INTRODUCTORY CALL FOUR, DESCRIPTION
In this introduction the usual movements which follow the call of, "All around your Left Hand Lady" are added to your repertoire. This combination of movements is also used as a chorus in the dance "Bird in a Cage."
Introduction Four starts with the call of "All around your Left Hand Lady." After dancing that figure as described in Introduction Three, the gentlemen repeat the same movement around their Partners, wThich is called "See-saw your pretty little Taw." The gentlemen dance behind their Partners, back to back, then face the center and dance in front of the ladies to place, keeping their backs to the ladies as they encircle them. The ladies dance two steps forward as the gentlemen dance behind them, pause until the gentlemen are clear and then dance two steps backward as the gentlemen complete their encircling movement.
The next call is "On the Corner with your left hand," or "Allemande Left," # both meaning the same thing. All dancers face their Corners, with whom they join left hands, and swing once around counterclockwise with a Left Hand Swing, then dance back to face their Partners, taking right hands in a slight
* The movement of Allemande Left, or, "On the Corner with your Left Hand," as it is often called in the Western Square Dance, is always followed by the "Balance" or "Honor" with Partners after the Left Hand Swing with Corners, which is a distinctive feature of the movement, combined with the fact that the Allemande is always danced in unison by all dancers in the set. These two points constitute the difference between an Aliemande and other One-Hand Swing movements.
The call for this introduction will be found on page 101, combined with the dance <Bird in a Cage," which uses the movements just described in this introduction for a chorus in that dance, as a part of the progressive program. Any introduction or chorus may be used with any dance and all chorus and introductory calls are interchangeable, as are any other triniming calls,
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