Cowboy Dances

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LADY ROUND THE LADY
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3. And everybody swing
Now allemande left with your left hand. Right hand to partner and right and left grand. Meet your partner and promenade!
Repeat 2 and 3 entire three more times (for second, third, and fourth couples).
THE EXPLANATION:
1.  See page 148 for directions or substitute any other intro­duction described there.
2.  a) First couple join nearest hands and advance to second
couple.
b)   The first lady passes between second couple (who must separate a few steps) and walks to the left around the second lady either still holding her part-near's hand or independently of him.
c)   The first gentleman follows her around the second lady one step behind her.
d)   The first lady passes between the second couple again and turning right encircles the second gentleman; that is, she completes a figure eight around the second gentleman.
e)   The first gentleman does not follow but stands facing the second gentleman with the second lady on his left hand.
f)   Finishing her circle, the first lady comes between the first and second gentlemen, and all four join hands and circle to the left.
See page 160 for directions for docey-doe or sub­stitute any other of its call variations.
g)   First couple advances to the third couple, the lady slightly in advance and repeats (b) to (g). On the next repetition they advance to the fourth couple and repeat (b) to (g). After the last repetition:
h) They return to their own position in the square, and all four couples balance.
3.  See page 152 for directions, or substitute any other ending found there.






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