FOUR-COUPLE FIGURES page 7
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THREAD THE NEEDLE
Couples one and three are heads, two and four are sides. Head ladies circle three hands halfway around with the side couple on their own right. Sides raise arches and pass head ladies through to the center. Ladies go to the next place on the right, opposite their home position, and stay put. Head gents then circle halfway with the side couple on the right. Sides shoot them through and the gents proceed to the next place to the right, opposite from home. Meanwhile, head ladies circle half with the side couples to their right. Sides shoot them through, the ladies go home while the head gents then circle half with the side couple to the right. Sides shoot them through and the gents join their partners at home. [Thread the Needle p. 16; Rohrbough]
 
Head and foot lady out to the right.
Swing three, and
Thread the needle.
Head and foot gent out and follow.
Thread the needle.
On to the next.
(With each couple.)
~ Learned by Mr. Z. Z. Dozier, Alabama, from his grandfather, who knew this figure before 1850
DOUBLE L SWING
Couple one star right with couple two halfway around, star left halfway back. Opposites keep left hands joined; balance with opposite and swing the same. Couple one moves on to repeat figure with couples three and four. Finish with all balancing partners, swing and promenade. [Double L Swing p. 16; Rohrbough]
 
First couple out to the right and from a star.
Half around to the right; left hands back.
Balance four in line.
Swap sweethearts and swing sometime.
On to the right.
(With each couple.)
Balance twice, swing, and run away.
~ Learned by Mr. Z. Z. Dozier, Alabama, from his grandfather, who knew this figure before 1850
POKEY FOUR
Couple one leads out to couple two. All swing corners (two-hand swing cw) twice around and the swinging couples travel ccw once around each other. Lady one stays with gent two while gent one and lady two move on to dance the same figure with couple three. Gent one then takes lady three and moves on to dance with couple four. Finally, gent one and lady four move on and stop at gent one's home position. Now gent two and lady one move out to the couple on the right and repeat all of the above, followed in turn by gents three and then four. At the end all should be back with partners. [Pokey Four, p. 195; Bonner]
 
Couple one its up to you
Out to the right like you used to do
Pokey four around that floor
And when you finish move on for more
 
Now pokey four like you did before
And when you're done move on for more
 
Pokey four in the middle of the floor
Circle 'round that old barn door
 
Hey, number two it's up to you
Pokey four like you used to do
Then move on over to a brand new two

Dalsemer has a similar figure called "four and four around the floor" that is used in visiting couple dances as part of the filler before moving on to the next couple. [Morgantown p. 56; Dalsemer]
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