Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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194                             THE BUTTERFLY WHIRL
f) And on to the next.
Repeat 2 beginning with (b). Repeat again changing last line to: Balance home.
3, And siting 'em all night,
Allemande left, go left and right, Hand over hand around the ring. Hand over hand with the dear little thing, Promenade eight when you come straight.
Repeat 2 and 3 for second, third, and fourth couples.
This is sometimes called simply:
Four hands up in a great big ring, Don't forget the Butterfly Swing.
1.  See page 149 for directions or substitute any other intro¬≠duction given there.
2.  a) First couple advances to second couple and joins hands
with them and all circle to the left.
b)   All drop hands and the two ladies, with their hands at their sides, whirl in position once around to the right.
c)   The two gentlemen in the same manner whirl to the right while the ladies continue whirling.
d)   All four lift their hands above their heads, ostensibly like butterfly wings, and whirl twice more around to the right.
e)   All join hands again and circle to the left. For direc¬≠tions for the docey-doe see page 160.
f)   First couple repeats with the third couple, then the fourth couple, and returns to place.
3.  See page 154 for directions, or substitute any other ending given there.
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This dance is usually introduced for a laugh. There is nothing to the dance, but it is silly enough to set everyone laughing.