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LADIES IN THE CENTER BACK TO BACK
  1. All swing partners 3/4 around, ladies stop back-to-back in the center. Men travel single ccw around the ladies, pass partner and (a) swing with the next lady once around. Ladies step back in center back-to-back and gents go around again. Gents pass the one they swung and (b) swing with the next once around, then promenade with her using skater's hold. Gents swing with this lady 3/4 around, ladies going to the center again and gents travelling ccw. Gents again swing with the one they just danced with, leaving her in the center. Gents pass the one they just danced with and (c) swing with the next once around. Ladies return to the center and gents go around again, pass the last one and (d) swing with original partner. Finish with The Grand Promenade #1 (see squares index). [Ladies in the Centre; Sharp]
     
    Ladies in the centre and back-to-back,
    While the gents go galloping round,
    Come your partners, swing,
    Pass your partners once,
    Pass your partners twice,
    Pass your partners three,
    Come your partner, promenade,
    Home swing,
    Gents in the centre, etc.
    ~ As called in Harlan County, Kentucky, in 1917

  2. Partners swing 3/4 around, ladies stop back-to-back in the center. Gents travel ccw around the ladies, pass partner and swing with the next. Ladies step back to the center, gents travel around them, passing the one they just danced with and swinging with the next. This time gents step to the center back-to-back and ladies travel ccw around them, passing the one they just danced with and swinging with the next. Gents step to the center, ladies travel around them ccw to meet original partners. At this point, all join hands in a big circle and balance, meaning take four steps in to the center and four steps back. Repeat the balance, then swing partner and promenade. [Ladies in the Center p. 16; Rohrbough]
     
    Ladies in the center, men take a walk.
    Ladies swing out, men swing in.
    Everybody home and balance; balance again.
    Swing partners and run away.

    ~ "Learned by Mr. Z. A. Dozier, Alabama, from his grandfather, who knew these figures before 1850."

  3. Partners swing 3/4, ladies step to center. Gents travel ccw around ladies, pass partner and swing with the next lady and promenade. Couples swing half around, ladies step to center, gents travel ccw around, pass the one they just danced with and swing with the next, then promenade. Repeat until final swing and promenade with partner. [Ladies in the Center; Bonner]
     
    Swing at home but not too far
    Ladies to the center your backs to the bar
    Gents go around in a single file
    Circle around Indian style.
    Swing your corner like swinging on a gate
    And promenade if it ain't too late.

  4. Same as 3 above with this difference: No promenades except final one. Figure is danced all the way through with ladies in the center, then danced again with gents in the center and ladies travelling. The "home swing" is the little promenade (see squares index"). [Ladies Back to Back p. 24; Rohrbough]
     
    Ladies back to back and gents take a walk.
         (Gents around outside of set
    Pass your partner one
    Swing and leave them where you find them.
    Pass your partner two, swing, etc.

         (Continue around set)
    Swing partner--Home swing--Promenade.
    Gents back to back and ladies take a walk.
         
    (Repeat entire figure).
    ~ Given by Mr. Dillard Turner of Yeaddie, Kentucky in 1930

  5. Same as 3 above, sometimes called with gents in the center. [Helvetia Fig. 4; Dalsemer]
     
    Ladies to the center back to back, gents dance around the railroad track - - -
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