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A1 Head couples go forward and back (Symmetry: mirror)

Head couples forward again with a do-si-do (Step forward passing right shoulders, and then back-to-back and back to place in the square set) (Symmetry: mirror)
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C1 Find your corners and balance and swing (The balance can be done by facing your new partner, take a step in and a step back for 4 beats (just like modern swing dancing), and then as a couple swing in the ballroom position three times, ending with the lady on the gents right, looking in a counter-clockwise direction) (Symmetry: 2 fold rotation in the swing)
C2 Promenade to the gent’s home place. (Cross hands in front, walk as a couple two by two, counter-clockwise, gent on the inside, lady on the outside, one full turn to the gent’s home place). Note: the ladies have moved around the square one position, and at the start of the dance all the gents will have a new partner (Symmetry: approximates a 4-fold screw axis because the ladies have progressed 1 1/4 turns to the next position to the right).

Repeat the dance: The call goes to the head couples two times (note that the head gents stay in the same place, but the ladies rotate around the square one place to the right each time through the dance).Then the call goes to the side couples two times. At the end of 4 cycles everyone should be back to their “home” position.
Form square sets, identify head couples (back to the band or facing the band) and side couples (perpendicular to the band); the dance will be done 4 times–the first two times with the call going to the head couples, the third and fourth time with the call going to the side couples.

Corners to the center with a right hand star(Same as above only the corners make the star and rotate 1 turn clockwise) (Symmetry: 4-fold rotation)

Do-si-do and Face the Sides–square dance written by Ted Sanella (Published in Balance and Swing, Ted Sanella, 1982, Country Dance and Song Society, Northampton MA) Walk Through Form square sets, identify head …