Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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ing directly backward to your previous, line of motion. As you have taken these last steps you have let go right hands with your partner.
You are now facing your partner again and you clasp left hands with her as you step forward again on your right foot. Step on beyond with your left foot and close your right to your left. Step on beyond with your left, turning left face as you do so and placing the left foot at a ninety-degree angle with your previous line of motion. Now a short-balance step with the right on beyond your left as you complete the turn. And place your left down again in the same position but again reversed and pointing back to your partner with whom you have again broken hand holds.
That is, the partners take right hands, waltz by each other, and do a rightabout-face. Then they take left hands, waltz by, and do a leftabout-face, always starting toward each other with a right step. As they become smoother they become less geometrically accurate and more graceful and natural in their footwork.