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American Square Dances
The extended star thus formed circles clockwise, half around the set. Keeping all hands joined, the ladies dance outward to form a large circle, ladies facing out, gentlemen facing in. The ladies curtsey and then dance back to the center, re-forming the star, then again dance outward, releasing left hands with Corners but holding right hands with Partners. The gentlemen and ladies now exchange positions in the star, with the gentlemen in the center back to back and the ladies on the outside. As the gentlemen take their back-to-back position in the center, they extend their left hands to grasp the extended right hands of the gentlemen on their left. The ladies face clockwise in the star instead of facing center as the gentlemen did, with their right hands held by their Partners and their left hands holding their skirts.
The star circles clockwise to the dancers' home place where all swing Partners by the right hand once around and then Grand Right and Left until Partners meet, and Promenade home.
Bluebonnet Star, Call
Allemande Left and a right to your Taw,
Bunch those gals and balance all.
That Bluebonnet Star goes around and a-
round;           -         -         -
The ladies step out and face the town, and
Right back in;           -         -
Ladies swing out and we'll bunch the men, and
Turn that star around again.
When you reach your place in the ring,
Break that star with a Right Hand Swing, and a
Grand Right and Left around the ring.
Grand Right and Left 'till you meet your Taw,
Promenade your Partners all.
Take your Honey back to place,
Square your sets with a smile on your face.






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