Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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1.  See page 148 for directions or substitutions.
2.  a) First couple step back from each other four steps,
then forward and take dance position and swing. They then advance to second couple.
b)   They pass through the second couple with a right and left (see page 127) and then each man turns back (partners turning back to back) and swings the oppo­site lady.
c)   The first gentleman and the second lady go on to the third couple and pass through them with a right and left, and each man turning back swings the opposite lady.
The first gentleman with the third lady now goes on and repeats with the fourth couple.
3.   Each gentleman now places his lady in front of him, and they promenade in single file. Then each gentleman turns back and swings the girl behind him. He now places her in front of him, and they promenade again and so con­tinue until each has his own partner. They then take regular promenade position and continue around to their own places.