Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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FIGURE EIGHT
2.  a) First and third couples forward and back,
Forward again and form a line
With the ladies in the lead and the gents behind.
b)   Cut a figure eight with the lady in the lead,
c)   Circle in the center and break to a line, With the gent in the lead and the lady behind.
d)   Cut a figure eight with the gent in the lead. Then circle home.
3.  Swing your partners all around. Allemande left as you come dotvn. Grand right and left and so on around. Promenade, boys, promenade.
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This is the commonest form in which the dance is en­countered in the West. However, we occasionally see a more elaborate form which is really a better dance and is probably the original one. This more elaborate figure has several steps in place of (a), numbered below (e), (f), and (g) — then in (h) and (j) it reverses the direction of the figure eight. It is called:
Cut a figure eight with the lady hi the lead.






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