Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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(9)   Introduction:
All eight balance, all eight sioing. A left allemande and a right hand grand. Meet your partner and promenade eight 'Til you come straight.
(Explanation: Partners face each other, and each steps back four steps, then forward four steps and then they swing. From the swing it finishes exactly as No. 6.)
(10)   Introduction:
Swing your partners don't be late. Noiv swing on the corner like swingin' on
the gate. Noiv your own and promenade eight.
(Explanation: Each gentleman swings his partner twice around, then he turns to the lady on his left, "his corner/' and swings her twice around. Then he swings his partner again and promenades with her around the set and back to his own place.)
(11)   Introduction:
Everybody swing his prettiest gal And promenade, boys, promenade.
(Explanation: Each gentleman takes his partner in regular dance position and swings her twice around. He then promenades with her around the set in a counterclockwise direction and back to place.)
Used as a grand chorus after each couple has gone all around with
a change.
(1) Ending:
swing, swing, everybody swing!
(Explanation: Usually used to precede most of the following endings, but occasionally used alone, without even a promenade.)
Note*—Quite often endings and introductions are used inter­changeably. One may be substituted for the other.