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American Square Dances
FOUR LITTLE SISTERS WITH A DO-SI-DO, DESCRIPTION
This dance is an elaboration of "Two Little Sisters," the
first dance in this book.
The First Lady dances to the Second Lady, with whom she joins both hands, and these two ladies swing once around clockwise. The First Lady dances back home and all couples swing once around with a Waltz Swing. The First, Second, and Third Ladies now form a ring of three and circle once clockwise, dance home, and all couples swing once around with a Waltz Swing. All four ladies form a ring of four and circle once clockwise, then dance home with a Do-si-do, taking left hands with Partners and then right hands with Corners, give left hands to Partners, and the gentlemen wheel the ladies counterclockwise. All couples now swing once around with a Waltz Swing and then Allemande Left, Grand Right and Left, until Partners meet and continue around the set to home place with the "Once and a Half" movement, and Promenade with Partners around the set.
The call is repeated with the Second, Third, and Fourth Ladies leading the dance in turn.
Four Little Sisters with a Do-sirdo, Call
Gall the following on the last four beats of the introductory call:
"First Lady leads out to the right, and."
Continue with the call below.
Two little sisters form a ring, then Home you go and everybody Swing;           -         -         -






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