Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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who passes her to the other side of himself, where she advances and gives her right hand to the fourth lady who advances to meet her, then her left to the fourth man. She turns around him and faces the set. The first man takes the fourth lady and passes her on so that she joins left hands with the oncoming first lady. Each lady continues in this serpentine fashion from one side of the set to the other and back to where she started from, giving her right hand always to ladies and her left hand to the gentlemen, encircling both the fourth and second men and passing by the first man (who stands in the center) with only a half turn to the left for each lady.
The second and fourth man takes each lady as she comes to him by the left hand, turns her out around him and back into the set again. The first man, stand­ing in the center, keeps turning perpetually to his left, taking a lady with his left haml from one side of the set to the other with each half turn.
c)   When all the ladies are back to their own partners again, the first couple advances to the third couple, who have stood inactive thus far. Ladies join right hands and pass each other, then give their left hands to the opposite men, who turn around with them and send them again towards each other. Again they take right hands and pass and each gives her left hand to her partner, who with his right hand behind her back, turns her around to place.
d)   The first couple then advances to the fourth couple an4 does with them exactly as they did with the second couple in section (b). The three ladies take the serpentine route around the men until each comes back to her own partner.
3. See page 152 or substitute any other ending given there.

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