Formation: Contra lines of couples facing couples across the set. An even number of couples are needed.
Music: “Columbus Stockade Blues”, Silver Sounds 155 or Mustang 179
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57-64 – – – -; Everybody go Forward and Back;
1-8 – – – -; With the couple across Circle Left;
9-16 – – – -; Same four Star Left;
17-24 – – – -; – – Star Right;
25-32 – – – -; Men drop out and the Ladies Chain;
33-40 – – – -; – – Chain back;
41-48 – – – -; Slant left, go Right and Left Thru;
49-56 – – – -; Straight across, Right and Left Thru;
57-64 – – – -; Everybody Forward and Back;
1-8 Long lines go Forward and Back.
9-16 Each facing group of four Circle to the Left.
17-24 Same four Star Left.
25-32 Same four Star Right.
33-40 When the men reach their home line, they step out of the star and the Two Ladies Chain.
41-48 The same two Ladies Chain back.
49-56 All couples face diagonally to their left towards a new couple. Those couples do a Right and Left Thru each ending in the footprints of the other couple. Two couples, one on each end of the set, will have no couple diagonally to the left. They wait in place for eight beats of music.
57-64 Every couple should now be facing a new couple directly across the set. With this new couple do a Right and Left Thru across the set. The two couples left idle during the previous move will change sides of the set during the Right and Left Thru and have a new home line.
Choreography by: Ken Kernen
Source: Printed in CDP Journal, September 1995; Dancing For Busy People, page 195.
Usage: This is a straight forward Couples Facing Couples contra, but it does require dancers who are comfortable with Ladies Chain and Right and Left Thru.
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