Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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3. Balance home and everybody swing, Now allemande left with your left hand, Right to your partner and right and left grand, Promenade eight -when you come straight.
Repeat 2 and 3 for second, third, and fourth couples.
THE EXPLANATION:
1.  See page 151 for explanation or substitute any introduc­tion given there.
2.  a) The first and third couples advance four steps toward
each other and then fall back to place.
b)   They advance again and each person takes the oppo­site by the right hand as the two couples pass through each other (they thus pass to the left of the
. opposite). As soon as they have passed, each gentle­man takes his lady by the left hand with his left and passes her across in front of him. She continues around the set to the left and behind the side man, while the gentlemen turn right and pass around and behind the side ladies.
c)   The side couples separate so they can come in and stand in line between them. The first gentleman and the third lady are between the second couple; atid the first lady and the third gentleman are between the fourth couple, arranged in a line of four, alternately men and ladies.
d)   The two lines of four advance toward each other and fall back to place. Then they advance and pass through to the opposite four's place (passing to the left) • They advance ai$d fall back again and then pass back to their own places.
e)   The first and second couples (now temporarily sepa­rated) advance toward each other and fall back. Then they advance and join hands in a circle four. This puts each lady on the r%ht side of her own partner.
£) They do & $<>cey~d@e in the regular way (see page 160).
& See p&ge X$E for ^pfeiiation or substitute any other end-






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