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of the West and Southwest
First Lady releases her Partner's arm and revolves clockwise "on the spot" in the Third Couple's position, with her right hand extended in an imaginary Right Hand Star. As each lady in turn reaches the Right Hand Star started by the First Lady, they break from the Doable Star and step into the ladies' star, behind the lady who "was ahead of them in the Double Star. The gentlemen hold their star.
As the First Couple meet after one circle of their respective stars, they exchange places, the lady stepping in front of the gentleman, who crosses behind her, from star to star. Each couple follows in turn as they meet their Partners. When the First Couple again meet, the First Gentleman breaks from his star and links his left arm with his Partner's right arm, each gentleman following in turn as he meets his Partner, until all are in the Double Star formation which continues counter­clockwise, until all are opposite their home place. There the gentlemen release their arms from those of the ladies and take the ladies' right hands in their left hands, going out to full arms* length with their Partners, who hold the Left Hand Star in the center. This extended Left Hand Star circles until all are at their home place, where they break the formation and dance a Do-si-do, as in the "Texas Star," finishing the Do-si-do with a Left Hand Swing instead of the usual wheel-around. Promenade with Partners around the set to home place where all Balance to Partners.

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