OXO Alternate

Formation: Proper Contra Lines of 6 couples. All the men in a line on the caller’s left and all the ladies in a line on the caller’s right.
Music: “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, Grenn 12241

Download RTF file: OXO Alternate

Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Top couple down, bottom couple up;
    1-8   – – – -; New top couple down and bottom couple up;
  9-16   – – – -; Everybody Forward and Back;
17-24   – – – -; – – Circles and Stars;
25-32   – – – -; – Reverse the Circles and Stars;

33-40   – – All face up; Promenade to the foot;
41-48   – – First couple arch and others duck through;
49-56   Promenade to the head of the set; – – – -;
57-64   – – – -; Top couple sashay down, bottom couple up;

Description:
    1-8   First couple joins hands and walks or slides (sashay) to the foot of the set down the inside while the bottom couple Separates and walks (or gallops) up the outside to the head of the set.
  9-16   The new first couple joins hands and walks or slides (sashay) to the foot of the set down the inside while the new bottom couple Separates and walks (or gallops) up the outside to the head of the set.
17-24   Everybody dances Forward and Back.
25-32   The top two couples Circle Left, the middle two couples Star Left and the bottom two couples Circle Left.

33-40   Everyone reverses direction to Star Right in the middle and Circle Right on the ends.
41-48   Everyone faces the head of the set and follows the leaders who Separate and Promenade Single File down the outside of the set to the foot.
49-64   The first couple forms an arch and the other couples duck through the arch and Promenade to the head of the set. The previous second couple becomes the new top couple.

Notes:
The Original maintains the same groups of 4.
The Alternate changes the groups so it is more confusing.

Chorography by: (unknown)
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 151

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