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American Square Dances
Repeat the call for the Side Couples. Note that the Two Hand Swings are very brief, just half around, the gentlemen rolling the ladies to their right side as they complete these half swings. The dancers should take the time allowed in the call to square their lines of four before dancing to the center and back, and they should not hurry this forward and backward move­ment of the two lines.
No Square Dance program would be complete without a Waltz Quadrille and in the West this is the Waltz Quadrille, the old "Peek-a-Boo Waltz," the call sung to the tune of the same name in moderately fast 3/4 waltz rhythm. In a Waltz Quadrille the number of measures of music required to execute any movement is the same as that which is required to execute the same movements in 2/4 or 6/8 rhythm. All movements in a Waltz Quadrille are danced with a waltz step.
The First Couple take the waltz position and dance across the set and pass through the Third Couple. They now separate from their Partners and dance singly around the outside of the set to home place, the lady dancing to her right and the gentle­man to his left.
All honor their Partners with a deep bow and then dance to their Corners, join right hands, and turn Corners once around; then honor Corners with a bow, take the waltz position with Corners, and waltz Corners once around the set to the gentle­man's home place.
The First Gentleman with his new Partner repeats the figure. The Second Gentleman now leads the figure twice, followed by the Third and Fourth Gentlemen in turn leading the figure twice each, eight changes in all.
The couple who are leading each change dance directly out

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