Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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SPLIT THE RING AND ALLEMANDE                    289
1.  See page 148 for explanation or substitute any introduc¬≠tion given there.
2.  a) First couple step back from each other four steps,
then come together and swing. They advance together through the center of the set and pass between the third couple who separate to let them through.
b)   The lady goes back to place around the outside of the set to the right and the gentleman does the same to the left.
c)   When they meet they swing and the other three couples swing at the same time.
d)   Each man gives his left hand to the left hand girl and turns her around, then returns to his partner and swings her again.
e)   The first couple now goes down the center and the lady turns right between the second lady and the third gentleman and returns to place around the outside, while the gentleman turns left between the third and fourth couples.
Repeat (c) and (d) as above.
Swing ivhen you meet both head and feet