Cowboy Dances

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BIRD IN A CAGE AND ALLEMANDE SIX                279
e)   Crow hop out with a six allemande.
Right hand to partner and right and left grand, Meet your partner and promenade.
f)   Couples swing in and reverse promenade.
g)   Now two, four, six, and eight hands round, Then birdie in a cage and seven hands round, Bird hop out and the crow hop in.
All join paddies and go around again. Crow hop out with a left allemande. Right hand to partner and right and left grand, Meet your honey and promenade. Repeat 2 for second, third, and fourth couples.
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There are several variations of this call, but we find that this form works out the most smoothly.
THE EXPLANATION:
1.  See page 150 or substitute any other introduction given there.
2.  a) The first couple advances to the second couple and the
first gentleman joins hands with this couple with the first lady standing alone in the circle of three. As they turn to the left she slowly pivots in the opposite direction.
b)   The first gentleman now steps in to the center while the first lady steps out and takes his place in the circle.
c)   The first gentleman now steps out, taking his place between the two ladies, and the four circle to the left and then do a docey-doe (see page 160).
d)   The first couple advances to the third couple, with the second couple following and they all join hands in a circle of six.
The first lady steps to-the center and the remaining five circle around her. The first gentleman then trades places with her a#ain.
e)   Instead of taking his place in the circle between the two ladies who are together, the first gentleman gives his left hand to the one not his partner. At the same time each of tibe other two gentlemen do an allemande left, and they all do a grand right and left (see page 152),






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