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of the West and Southwest
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wheel the ladies counter-clockwise and form a ring of four which circles clockwise once around.
As the ring of four complete their circle, the First Gentleman releases his Corner's hand and picks up the Third Couple who join the ring of four between the First Gentleman and the Second Lady, forming a ring of six which circles clockwise half around until the First Couple is in the Third Couple's position. The six dancers now "Sashay Partners half-way 'round" and "Re-sashay" and "Go all the way around." The ring of six is re-formed and circles clockwise half around until the First Couple have their backs to the center of the set. The six dancers now dance the Do-si-do exactly as when danced by four dancers, Partners by the left, Corners by the right, left hands to Partners. The gentlemen wheel the ladies counterclockwise and again form a ring of six which circles once around clockwise.
The First Gentleman releases the hand of the Third Lady and picks up the Fourth Couple between himself and the Third Lady, forming a ring of eight which circles clockwise half around until the dancers are opposite their home place in the set, wThereupon all eight dancers "Sashay Partners half-way 'round" and "Re-sashay" and "Go all the way around." The ring of eight re-forms and circles clockwise half around until the dancers are at their home place. Then all eight dancers dance the Do-si-do, Partners by the left hand, Corners by the right, and left hands to Partners; the gentlemen wheel the ladies to home place and all swing Partners once around with a Waltz Swing, then Allemande Left and Grand Right and Left until Partners meet and Promenade home.
The call is repeated with the Second, Third, and Fourth Couples in turn leading the dance.






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