Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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a)   Second and fourth couples Forward and back
b)   Now right and left through the ividth of the hall And the ends the same, etc.
1.  See page 151 for explanation or substitute any introduc­tion given there.
2.  a) First and third couples advance four steps toward
each other, then fall back four steps to places.
b) The first and third couples advance to each other and each person takes the opposite by the right hand and passes beyond him or her. (This means you must pass your opposite to the left.) As soon as the two couples pass through each other in this way, partners take each other by the left hand, and advance toward the oncoming couple from the next set.
As soon as the first and third couples pass through each other, the second and fourth couples pass through each other in the same way, but crosswise of the hall.
The first and third couples of each set keep going in the same manner until each couple has been to both end walls and is back in place again. Taking the on­coming couples by the right hands and joining left hands with your partner after passing each couple gives rise to a peculiar action which is soon naturally and effectively exaggerated into a swing of the right hands back and up over the shoulder in a long sweep­ing curve, timing so they meet the next couple just right.
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