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of the West and Southwest
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follow up; the First Two dance a back-to-back Do-si-do, or "sashay" around partners; the Second Two follow up with a back-to-back "sashay" or Do-si-do and retire, completing the first part of the dance.
Second Part
The Head Couple (the couple nearest the caller) join both hands and dance down die center of the set to the foot, and then dance back to the head of the line, to home place. The Head Couple now swing one-and-a-half times around by the right forearm and then separate, the lady to the gentlemen's line and the gentleman to the ladies' line. "They swing the first person in the line each danced to with a Left Hand Swing, and then the Head Couple swing in the center with a Right Hand Swing. The Head Lady and Gentlemen repeat this routine of alternately swinging the next dancers in their opposite lines by the left hand, and then swinging their Partners in the center of the formation by the right hand, thus progressing to the foot of the stt. After swinging the Foot Lady and Gentleman by the left hand, the Head Couple swing just half around by the right hand. They now join both hands, each facing their opposite line, and dance up the center to home place, where they separate to each dancer's own line and all face the caller.
The Head Gentleman now turns directly to his left and around the outside of the formation to the foot of the set, with the other three gentlemen following in single file. The Head Lady, at the same time, turns directly to her right and dances around the outside of the formation to the foot of the stt, with the other three ladies following in single file. When the Head Couple meet, they join both hands to form an arch under which the other couples dance as they meet their Partners at the foot of the set, joining inside hands and passing under the arch of the Head Couple's arms side by side. The first couple to pass under the arch continues up the center until they reach the Head poa-






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