Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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COWBOY DANCES
then for the sake of variety. Instead of Form a star with the right hand cross you may call:
Star by the right And hoiv do you do? Back with the left And hoio are you?
Or I have heard it called:
Right hands crossed And hoiv do you do ? Back with the left And hoiv are you?
All of which means exactly the same thing, and only adds variety to the calling. Another very easy square to execute with beginners is:
Forward Six and Fall Back Six
The same introduction can be used as in the previous dance, or you can call:
All jump up and never come down. Swing your honey around and around 'Till the hollow of your foot Makes a hole in the ground. And promenade, boys, promenade!
Which means only that each couple shall jump up into the air and then swing each other around and around until the call is finished and they are told to promenade, when with the regular promenade position they walk once around the square to the right, or counterclockwise, until they come back to their regular position, where they stand until the caller puts them in action.
In the first part of the call proper it must be explained that as always in square dancing the instructions are for the men, the women having always to do the complementary or corresponding thing to the movement of the men.
The call starts with:






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