Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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3. And everybody swing.
Now allemande left with your left hand,
Eight hand to partner and right and left grand.
Promenade eight when you come straight.
Repeat 2 and 3 entire for second, third, and fourth gentlemen.
1.  See page 148 for explanation or substitute any introducĀ­tion given there.
2.  a) First gentleman leaves his partner and advances to
the second lady.
b)   He gives her a slight curtsy, a slight nod of the head.
c)   He now gives her a very deep bow, with left hand on heart and right hand sweeping the floor.
d)   He now kneels before her with left hand on heart and right hand extended to her.
e)   He steps back from her four steps then advances to her and swings her once around.
f)   He steps back again, advances again, and swings her twice around.
g)   He goes on to the third lady and repeats it all with her and then to the fourth lady.
3.  See page 152 for explanation or substitute any other endĀ­ings given there.
This dance, which should be done with exaggerated earnestness, is considered very tedious and uninteresting by my group except in exhibition, when a good clown has a fine opportunity.