Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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1.  See page 148 for explanation or substitute any other in­troduction given there.
2.  a) The first couple step back from each other with a
bow, then step together and swing. They then prome­nade around the outside of the other three couples in the set.
b)   When they get back to their home position the first gentleman stands there alone, while his lady continues halfway on around the set and stops at the left side of the third gentleman.
c)   The third couple and the first lady take hands in a row with the gentleman in the middle and take four steps forward and four steps back to place.
d)   They then take four steps forward again and remain standing in a line in the middle of the set.
e)   The first gentleman now does a dos-a-dos around them, going to the left of the third lady, then, with his back to the three, sliding behind them to the right, he steps backward by the side of his partner and almost back to place.
f)   He now advances to the fourth lady and taking right hands with her swings once around.
g)   Crossing the set he joins left hands with the second lady and swings her once around.
h) He now goes to the third lady and taking her with
both hands swings her around, j) And now, taking regular swing or dance position with
his partner, he swings her.
k) Back to place while each of the other couples swing also.
3.  See page 152 for explanation or substitute any other end­ing given there.

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