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INTRODUCTORY CALL NINE, DESCRIPTION
This introduction and call is from Jimmy Clossin, of El Paso, Texas.
All eight dancers circle left half around and then break the ring to Promenade in single file, counterclockwise, to home place. The ladies continue in the direction they are dancing, while the gentlemen reverse their direction with a right-face turn, dancing single file clockwise. The ladies meanwhile dance single file counterclockwise. Thus two rings are formed, with the ladies in the inner circle and the gentlemen in the outer circle, the two rings moving counter to each other. When Partners meet at the opposite side of the set, they swing half around with a Right Hand Swing to face in the usual direction for a Grand Right and Left, which they now dance to home place where Partners meet and all Promenade around the set.
GRAPE VINE TWIST, DESCRIPTION
The First Gentleman takes his Partner's left wrist with his right hand and leads her through the Second Couple, and then behind the Second Lady to the center of the set, where he describes a counterclockwise circle and then leads his Partner through the Second Couple again, this time dancing behind the Second Gentleman to the center of the set. The First and Second Couples now form a ring of four and circle once clockwise, until the First Couple have their backs to the center of the set.*
# Whenever a Western Do-si-do is followed by a Promenade, the dancers pivot into the skating position on the final movement of the Do-si-do, instead
of wheeling with Partners; joining right hands with Partners tinder lite
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