LADIES IN THE CENTER BACK TO BACK
- 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;
- 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,
Gents in the centre, etc.
~ As called in Harlan County, Kentucky, in 1917
- 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."
- 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.
- 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;
- 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
- 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 - - -