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American Square Dances
Swing. The gentlemen roll the ladies to their right side to face the other couple as they complete the half swing.
With exchanged partners, the First and Second Couples repeat the movements of "Sashay by your Partners two" and "Re-sashay," and then dance the "Right and Left Through" move­ment. This consists of passing the person opposite them by the right shoulder until back-to-back with that person, pivoting in a right-about-face turn to swing their own Partners half around with a Waltz Swing. The gentlemen roll the ladies to their right side to face the other couple with whom they now form a ring of four which circles half around clockwise, until the First Couple have their backs to the center of the set and the Second Couple are in their home place.
The two couples now break their ring and dance the Do-si-do, after which the First Couple repeats the figure with the Third Couple and then with the Fourth Couple, "balancing home" as they wheel out of the Do-si-do.
The chorus is now danced. All swing Partners once around with a Waltz Swing, Allemande Left and Grand Right and Left, Partners meeting with a Right Hand Swing half around and continue the Grand Right and Left in the reverse direction (the "Back Track"). When Partners again meet, they swing half around by the right hand and resume the Grand Right and Left in the usual direction, meeting Partners half around the set and Promenade home. The call is repeated * with the Second, Third, and Fourth Couples leading the dance in turn.
The "Right and Left Through" movement used in this dance omits the usual "wheel-around" finish, due to the dancers executing another movement (swinging the person behind them) before repeating the "Right and Left Through" movement to place.

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