Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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d) They then promenade around with a lot of byplay of not touching each other. They return to the gentle­men's positions, which means that each lady has fallen back one place.
With three repetitions of (a) to (d) she is back in her own place.
3. A regular allemande left and grand right and left (see page 152) is now done, but with exaggerated and humor­ous care not to touch each other. The dancers often almost touch finger tips, but are careful not to really touch. At the final promenade they grab them firmly and joyously, as a relief from all the care not to touch them.
a » a A lot of comedy and fun can be had by this dance. In fact, the line "Don't you touch her" can be added to many of the different calls and thus adapt them to this pattern of fun. My dancers much prefer the preceding call "Swing the Right Hand Gent," so adapted, to the regular call here given.
Lady Go Halfway Round Again

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