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American Square Dances
lady, who link their left arms with the proffered arms of the gentlemen.
The Double Star thus formed circles counterclockwise half around, to the gentlemen's Corner position in the set. The gentlemen break their star and wheel one-and-a-half times around counterclockwise with the ladies on their armsy which brings the ladies to the center of the formation where they form a Right Hand Star, with the gentlemen on the outside of the formation, arms still linked with those of the ladies. The Double Star circles clockwise until the ladies reach their home place. Linked arms are released and the gentlemen take the free hand of the lady they are dancing with in a right-hand hold, and "spread out wide" as that call is given, to an extended formation which circles clockwise until the gentlemen reach their home place.
The ladies now break their star and all take left hands with the person they are dancing with} and then dance the Do-si-do; new Partners by the left hand, new Corners by the right hand, left hands to new Partners with whom a Left Hand Swing is danced, instead of the usual wheel-around finish of the Do-si-do movement. The dancers join right hands in the skating position as they complete this Left Hand Swing and all Promenade with new Partners around the set to the gentleman's position.
The call is repeated three more times, four changes in all, finishing the dance with original Partners.






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