American Square Dances of The West
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There is only one variation between Introduction One and Introduction Two. The dancers join hands and circle clock­wise just half around. On the call of "Break and trail'5 the dancers release hands and reverse direction, dancing counter­clockwise to place in single file without hands joined. When the dancers arrive home, the ladles face to their left toward their Partners who are "trailing" behind them and all swing once around with the Waltz Swing and Promenade around the set. This variation Is called "Break and Trail." It has many calls, all meaning the same thing, such as: "Back to the right, single file/' "Reverse back and form a line," "Back to the right, you're going wrong, lady in the lead, gent comes along," "Break and trail along that line, ladles In the lead, gents behind," "Back to the right, Indian style," and "Break and trail on that old back­track." The call for Introduction Two will be found on page 86, combined with the dance of "Swing Old Adam."
Here Is a real "old timer" which uses several different types of swings.*
* The Elbow Swing is danced only between gentlemen. When called for
between ladies and gentlemen or between ladies, the Forearm Swing is sub­stituted for the Elbow Swing. In the Forearm Swing, the dancers place their right palms against the opposite dancers' right forearm at waist level, elbows beat, with pressore binding the dancers together in a "tension hold." This is a Right Forearm Swing. It is also done with the left forearm. The Forearm Swing, like the Elbow Swing, is danced either one or one-and-a-half times around, usually one-and-a-half times. The One and Two Hand Swings are just