American Square Dances of The West
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American Square Dances
AH face their Corners and place right palms against the Corner's right forearm, elbows bent, and swing once around clockwise with this Forearm Swing which is used between ladies
and gentlemen when an Elbow Swing is called for. Pressure against the dancers' forearms takes the place of a "grip" or grasp, creating a "tension hold."
All join left hands with Partners and swing once around counterclockwise with a Left Hand Swing and then dance toward Corners, with whom they take right hands and pivot into the skating position, joining left hands over the joined rights as they pivot and then Promenade with Corners once around the set to the gentleman's position.
The same Head Gentlemen with new Partners repeat the figure three more times, Promenading with Corners on each change, which will bring original Partners together on the final Promenade. The call is then given four times with the Side Couples leading the dance, eight changes in ail.
Introductory Call Five
Look at your Honey, bow and smile, Join your hands and circle a mile.
Back to the right, you're going wrong,
Ladies in the lead, gents come along.
All around your Left Hand La-
-dy,               -
See-saw your pretty little Taw.
On the Corner with your left hand,
A Left Hand Swing, a Left Allemande,
Right to your Honey, Right and Left Grand.
Meet old Sal, meet old Sue,
Meet that girl with a run-down shoe and
Promenade like you always do,
Promenade two by two.