American Square Dances of The West
& Southwest - online instruction book

With Calls, instructions, diagrams, steps & sheet music

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
All face your Partners. Gentlemen, bow to your Partners while the ladies curtsey, and "Honor your Partners."
Turn away from your Partner and you will be facing your Corner, the person on the other side of you who is not your Partner. Gentlemen, the lady on your left is always your Corner. "Honor your Corners," gentlemen bow and the ladies curtsey.
All join hands in a ring and circle to the left, clockwise, all the way around until you are back at your home place in the set.
When you get home, drop your hands and dance toward your Partner, taking the social dance or waltz position as you do so, but right side to right side instead of face to face as in a waltz. Gentlemen, hold your lady's right hand in your left, with your right hand at the lady's back, and her left hand on your right shoulder. In this position, shoulders back so as to maintain balance, dance forward in the direction you are facing and
* The call for Introduction One will be found on page 82, combined with the dance "Two Little Sisters." The caller should first "walk" new dancers through the introduction and the dance before calling die combined calls of Introduction One and "Two Little Sisters." While any introduction may be used with any dance, the introductions are employed in this progressive pro­gram to introduce the basic movements and figures used in the dance which accompanies each introduction call. Each introduction call is numbered to indicate this progressive presentation. As there are no names or titles given any introductory calls in the Square Dance, only numbers are used to designate such calls in this book, not only as a means of identification, but also to indicate their place in the progressive program.
An introduction should not be called except when followed directly by, and combined with, a dance call. Whenever it is necessary to instruct both the introduction and dance movements or figures, such instructions should be combined as a unit, just as the introduction and dance calls are given in the actual Square Dance, and not as separate parts or presentations. Therefore, the arrangement of calls and descriptions as used in this book is designed to achieve a progressive and fluent program.