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of the West and Southwest
with no gripping. It is either once or once-and-a-half times around and is the swing used in the "Once-and-a-Half' and "Double Elbow" figures. It takes the place of the Elbow Swing between ladies or between ladies and gentlemen, with the same
timing: six beats of music to swing once around and eight beats for once-and-a-half times around.
Both the Elbow Swing and the Forearm Swing are usually one-and-a-half times around, which is the movement they are designed for, due to the close, compact hold used, with a shortened grasp. The One Hand and Two Hand Swings are never danced more than once around in any figure.