Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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214                   SWING YOUR OPPOSITE ALL ALONE
3. All eight balance and all eight swing, A left allemande, And a right hand grand, Meet your partner and promenade.
Repeat 2 and 3 for second, third, and fourth couples.
1.  See page 150 for directions or substitutions.
2.  a) First couple advances to second couple.
b)   First gentleman swings the second lady and second gentleman swings the first lady once around. The two gentlemen face each other and put the ladies down on the right.
c)   Each gentleman swings his partner once around, put­ting her down to the right.
d)   Each gentleman again swings the opposite lady.
e)   Each gentleman again swings his partner, putting her on his right. He takes the promenade position and walks with her past the opposite couple (gentlemen passing left shoulders), and makes a left turn, again facing the opposite couple.
f)   Each couple passes through the opposite couple (see page 127) and the first couple passes on to the third couple while the second couple turns to their own place. After repeating with the third couple, the first couple advances to the fourth couple, repeats with them and then back to their own positions.
3. See page 154 for directions.

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