Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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full turn around her and back to his place, continuing a half turn, releasing and going on to the next lady. He hooks left elbows with her, turns once and a half around and on to the next, alternately hooking right or left elbow with each lady he meets. See page 158.
One hand turn—taking sl lady by one hand (her right in your right or vice-versa) and turning her around.
Opposite—when two couples face each other—the opposite for each gentleman is the other gentleman's partner, the opposite for each lady the other lady's partner.
Opposite couple—the couple directly across the set from you.
Outside ring—the path taken by a single couple when they promenade around the outside of the other three couples in the set.
Pokey—cowboy pronunciation of polka.
Promenade—to march in couples with the lady on the gentleman's right and their arms crossed and hands clasped in front of them, the lady's right hand in the gentleman's right and her left hand in his left hand. His right arm should be crossed over or in front of her left arm.
Promenade eight—the four couples of a square promenade counter­clockwise around the set and back to their own positions.
Right face—to pivot and face to your right.
Right and left—-two couples pass through each other (ladies to the inside) each gentleman taking right hands with the opposite lady as he passes her, and taking his partner's left hand in his left as soon as they have passed through. Usually he makes a left pivot, turning her around with him until the two couples face each other. They now pass back in the same manner, pivot to the left, and face each other in their original positions. Sometimes done without touching hands in passing. And sometimes done without pivoting, but passing directly on to the next oncoming couple. See page 128.
Salute—to make a deep bow to your partner or to the lady directed.
Salute your company—all four gentlemen in a set simultaneously bow to their own partners.
Sashay—to slide to the side with a step—close—step—close—step!
Second couple—the couple to the right of the first couple in a set.
Set—four couples facing each other in a square formation. See page
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