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Du Quoin Races

hook: box circulate, roll away, swing ends midphrase

by: Orace Johnson

formation: Becket

A1 4
balance the ring
4
pass through to an ocean wave - ladles by left in the center, partners by right on the sides
4
balance
4
partners allemande right ¾ to
A2 0
form long waves - ladles face in, gentlespoons face out
8
balance & box circulate - ladles cross while gentlespoons loop right
8
balance & box circulate - gentlespoons cross while ladles loop right
B1 8
partners swing (on your home side)
4
circle left 2 places
4
gentlespoons roll away neighbors with a half sashay across the set
B2 4
circle left 2 places
4
gentlespoons roll away partners with a half sashay
4
circle left 2 places
2
slide left along set ⁋

Orace Johnson note (that helps date the dance): To “pass through to an ocean wave," begin to pass through across the set. Ladles catch each other's left hand and turn just 1/4 as the gentlespoons cross all the way, turn right, and take partners’ right hands to form wavy lines-of-4 across.

available: http://dancevideos.childgrove.org/contra/contra-modern/205-duquoin-races

User: Allison Jonjak

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