Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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or 2) Form a four hand cross And how do you do? Now cross with your left, And how are you?
These variations can be alternated with the regular call in repetitions of the figure. Or sometimes a caller will make up a long string of variations such as:
Star by the right; did you get a letter? Back with the left; yeh, the folks are better.
o 0 o Star by the right; and how are you hittinf? Back with the left; let's do some sitting
0 0 0
Star by the right; its warmish weather. Back with the left; keep stompin' leather.
VARIATION: Right Hand Back to the Lady's Left
This very simple dance can be made fun for experienced dancers by using the following substitution for d), e), and
Right hand back to the lady left,
Break with the left and pull her through,
Shuffle along with the old choo-choo,
Now you're doing the docey-doe,
A little bit of heel and a little bit of toe,
One more change and on you go.
But don't attempt this until you are familiar with the movements of the docey-doe in the dances that follow. Then you will find that if the gentlemen put their right hands back over their left shoulders and join right hands with this lady on the left, while still continuing with left-hand star, they will instinctively pull the lady through and around behind them when they break with their left hands. Thus your lady also will have passed through and will now be coming around from behind your opposite, and if you take her with the left hand and behind you, you will find you are now starting a regular docey-doe. And it's very good fun.