Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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216
CHANGE AND SWING HALF
THE EXPLANATION:
1.   See page 149 for directions or substitutions.
2.   a) First couple advances to second couple.
b)   First gentleman takes second lady by both hands and turns her half around to the right, so that he stands in her position and she in his. The second gentleman turns the first lady in the same manner.
c)   Each gentleman turns to his partner and taking her by both hands turns her in the same manner, so that he changes positions with her.
d)   Now each gentleman takes the opposite lady and turns her again.
e)   Each gentleman turns his partner again, and it brings everyone back to the position from which they started. Each gentleman takes his partner at his right side, holding with hands crossed in front, and promenades past the opposite couple, gentlemen passing left shoulders, and each gentleman pivots and turns him­self and his partner left about so they face the opposites.
f)   Couples advance to each other, and each gentleman takes the opposite lady by the right hand, and the couples pass through each other (ladies going between the opposite couple). As soon as they pass through, each gentleman takes the left hand of his partner with his left and puts his right hand behind her waist. In this position the second couple turn to their original place and the first couple advance to the third and repeat the figure. Then they advance to the fourth couple and on the last repetition they return to their places in the square.
3.   See page 153 for directions, or substitute any other ending given there.