LITTLE CIRCLE FIGURES page 6
  Two-couple figures danced in a circle of four people.
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STAR
  1. Gents join right hands, ladies join right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. [Right Hands Across; Bannerman] [Right Hands Across; Hipps & Chappell] [Right Hands Over; Gilpin & Stevens] [Glenville Fig. 1; Dalsemer]
     
    Right hands across and howdy do,
    Back with the left and how are you?
    ~ Bannerman

  2. Gents join right hands, ladies join right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. Gents let go and take a few steps back. Ladies, meanwhile, keep left hands joined and make a complete turn all the way around each other. Gents step forward as their corner comes around and corners swing, then swing partners. [Gents Fall Back; Smith] [Gents Fall Back; Bonner] [Dunmore Fig. 1; Dalsemer]
     
    Right hands across and howdy do - - - left one back and shake that too - - - opposite lady give a little hug - - - now your own that little brown jug ~ Buck Carpenter; Dalsemer

  3. Gents shake right hands, ladies shake right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. All pause, gents drop hands, turning to face the ladies. The ladies, keeping hands joined momentarily, pull slightly away from each othe (give wight) and then pull by to trade places, passing left shoulders. Now the gents, without rejoining hands, trade places by passing right shoulders. [Right Hands 'Cross; Napier] [Right Hand Shake; Smith] [Right Hand Shake; Bonner]
     
    Righ Hand Shake and how are you
    Left hand back and how-de-do
    Ladies change, and gents the same
    Circle four
    Round and round, and around you go
    Break that ring with a do si do
    And on to the next
    ~ Smith

  4. Gents join right hands, ladies join right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. Allemande right corners. [Right Hands Across; Levin]
     
    Right hands across.
    Left back.
    Swing opposite lady.
    On to the next.

  5. Gents join right hands, ladies join right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. Allemande right corners, allemande left partners, swing corners, swing partners. [Form a Star; Edelman]
     
    Form a star with a right hand cross
    Back with the left but don't get lost
    Swing your corner with your right,
    Left to your own and dance all night
    I'll swing yours and you swing mine
    Give me back mine and I'll give you back yours
    ~ Edelman

  6. Gents join right hands, ladies join right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. Swing corners once-and-a-half, swing partners once around. Circle left. [Right Hands Across, p. 25; Rohrbough] [Right Hand Across, p. 43; Rohrbough] [Right Hands Across, p. 10; Hendrix]
     
    Circle left.
    Right hands across.
    Left hand back.
    Swing your corner,
    Now your own.
    On to the next and circle four.
    ~ Rohrbough p. 43

  7. Gents join right hands, ladies join right hands under gents'. Walk the star cw. Switch to left hands and walk ccw. As all drop hands, gent reaches ahead to join right hand with partner's right. Lady walks cw around partner to face other couple. Gent does not follow lady around but turns ccw to face other couple as he passes joined right hands over his head. (Works well if lady gives weight!) [Right Hand Cross p. 18; Rohrbough]
     
    Swing four. (Circle four.)
    Right hand cross, left hand back.
    Right hand your partner and do-si-do.
    I'll swing yours and you swing mine,
    I'll swing mine and you swing yours.

    ~ As called by Henry Duitt of Leaksville, Green Co., Mississippi
ELBOW SWING
  1. Gents hook right elbows and turn once-and-a-half around. Left elbow turn corners, then gents repeat right elbow turn in center. Go home and left elbow turn partners. (Each book called for elbow turns of various durations from once around to twice around.) [Elbow Swing; Napier] [Elbow Swing; Bonner] [Two Gents Right Elbow; Bannerman 2] [Elbow Swing; Hipps & Chappell] [Elbow Swing; Edelman]
     
    Two gents swing with the right elbow.
    Turn opposite lady with the left elbow,
    Two gents swing with the right elbow.
    Turn partner now with the left elbow.
    Swing your opposite, and now your own.
    ~ Bannerman

  2. Same as 1 above except after final left elbow swing with partner, lady passes behind partner to his right side while smoothly transferring her left hand to his right. [Morgantown Fig. 1; Dalsemer]
     
    Two side gents the elbow swing, opposite lady turkey wing - - - - two side gents the elbow swing, your own with the left and circle four ~ Worley Gardner
SWING FIGURES
  1. The couple swings and pauses, gent and lady step back from each other while gent's left hand and lady's right hand remain joined. They resume swing and then repeat step back and swing. ["Step Right Back and Watch Her Grin" p 25; Dalsemer] [Morgantown Fig. 11; Dalsemer] [Glenville "Step Right Back. . .", The Break; Dalsemer]
     
    Step right back and watch her smile - - - step right up and swing her awhile, step right back and watch her grin, step right up and swing her again ~ Mack Samples; Dalsemer

  2. Similar to 1 above, but begins with corner swing. Swing corners and step away as above, then resume swing. Caller can call the step away as many times as desired. Finish with partner swing. [Corner Swing Triplet, p. 142, Bonner]
     
    I'll swing your girl, you swing mine.
    Flip her back and watch her grin
    Ease her on out and swing her again.
    Flip her back and watch her frown
    You go, I go one time around.
    Take her home and get your own
    Leave my own little gal alone.

  3. Swing corners, swing partners. [Dunmore Fig. 8; Dalsemer] [New Creek Fig. 6; Dalsemer]
     
    You swing mine and I'll swing yours - - - gimme back mine I'll give you back yours - - - get your own and on you go ~ Buck Carpenter; Dunmore

  4. Swing corners, swing partners, swing corners, swing partners. [Dunmore Fig. 11; Dalsemer]
     
    Milk that cow - - - wean that calf - - - seventy-five - - - trade her right back for a dollar and a half - - - on you go, on to the next and couple up four ~ Buck Carpenter
WHIRL
  1. All drop hands and ladies twirl once around cw, rejoin hands with gents and circle left. All drop hands and gents twirl once around cw, rejoin hands with ladies and circle left. All drop hands and all twirl once around cw, rejoin hands and circle left. [Ladies Whirl; Gilpin & Stephens] [Twirl; Hendrix]
     
    Circle up fours
    Ladies whirl
    Gents whirl
    Everybody Whirl
    ~ Gilpin & Stephens

  2. All drop hands. Ladies twirl once around cw, then gents turn once around cw. Now all raise hands in the air and all twirl once around cw. [Ladies Twirl - Butterfly Whirl; Hipps & Chappell] [Butterfly Twirl; Bonner] [Dunmore Fig. 9; Dalsemer]
     
    Ladies twirl,
    Gents twirl,
    Everybody twirl a butterfly twirl,
    And swing that corner girl.
    ~ Hipps & Chappell

  3. Same as 2 above except that hands are not raised in the air. [The Twirl; Smith]
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