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American Square Dances
balance. Then ail dance the Grand Right and Left around the set until Partners meet. Promenade with Partners to home place where all balance to Partners and "Square your Sets," ready for
the next call.
BIRD IN A CAGE, DESCRIPTION
The First Couple leads to the Second Couple with whom they form a ring of four which circles once around clockwise.
The First Lady, the "Bird," steps into the center of this ring while the First Gentleman and Second Couple rejoin their hands in a ring of three which continues to circle clockwise around the "Bird," who revolves in place to her own left (the opposite direction of the circle of three).
The First Lady and the First Gentleman, the "Crow," now exchange places, the "Bird" stepping into the place vacated by the "Crow" as he steps into the center of the ring of three which continues to circle clockwise while the "Crow" revolves in place to his own left, counter to the ring of three.
The "Crow" now steps into the ring, between the two ladies, at the same time extending his right hand to the center of the ring. The other three dancers also extend their right hands to the center to form a "Right Hand Star," the gentlemen joining their hands over the hands of the ladies, but keeping all hands together to form a "hub." The Star revolves clockwise, hands held at an easy angle.
Break the Star and all right-face and form a Left Hand Star by joining left hands in the center, the gentlemen joining their hands over those of the ladies. The Star reverses direction and revolves counterclockwise.
Break the Star and the gentlemen only face to the left and take right hands with the ladies behind them, their "Corners," and swing once around clockwise with a Right Hand Swing,






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