American Square Dances of The West
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This introductory figure and call is from Jimmy Clossin of El Paso, Texas.
The ladies dance to the center, curtsey, and dance back to place. As the ladies return to their places, the gentlemen form a Right Hand Star, and circle half around clockwise, then reverse to a Left Hand Star and circle to their Partners whom thev swing by the right hand. Then they Allemande Left, Grand Right and Left half around, and Promenade Partners home.
The title of this dance comes from a phrase often used in calling it, "Catch all eight," meaning for all dancers to swing their Partners by the right hand as they meet, or to "Catch ail eight by the right hand." There are many versions of this dance.
The First and Third Couples dance three steps forward and three steps backward; then they dance a Right and Left Through. As soon as the dancers have passed by their Opposltes, they separate from their Partners, ladies to the right and gentleĀ­men to the left, and "cut away four," passing behind the Side Couples to place. The dancers pass their Opposites by the left shoulder as they meet behind the Side Couples on their way to home place, the gentlemen passing on the outside, ladies on the inside.
When the Head Couples meet at home place, all dancers join right hands with Partners and swing half around; then they take the left forearm grasp with Partners and swing one-and-a-half times around. The gentlemen now swing their Corner Ladies with a Two Hand Swing until the gentlemen have their