American Square Dances of The West
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of the West and Southwest
Dance into the Waltz Swing and "roll" out of it, with the gentleman keeping his right hand at the lady's back until she has "rolled" to his right side, ready for the next movement. Like all other movements, no special step is used in the Western swing. Dance while you are swinging with the same step used in the rest of the movements. It requires eight beats of music for one complete revolution, including the time required to dance into
and roll out of the Waltz Swing. Seldom is more tine given in the Western dance.
Swing to the call and music, not to a routine. No matter which way you are facing when the call comes for the next movement, you will always come out right if the gentleman