Slide Right with Dosado

Formation: Couples facing couples, lady on partner’s right, in long lines down the hall. If there is an odd number of couples place the spare couple at the bottom ready to Slide Right.
Music: Any well-phrased reel or jig

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57-64   – – – -; – – Ladies Dosado;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Gents Dosado;
  9-16   – – – -; Same four Star Right;
17-24   – – – -; – – Star Left;

25-32   – – – -; – – Circle Left;
33-40   – – – -; – – Circle Right;
41-48   – – – -; Let go and Slide Right;
49-56   – – – -; Long Lines Forward and Back;
57-64   – – – -; – – Ladies Dosado;

    1-8   Ladies with the lady across and one place to the left do a Dosado.
  9-16   Gents with the gent across and one place to the right do a Dosado.
17-24   The same four dancers make a Right-Hand Star and turn it for 7 counts. On the eighth count individually turn right half around ready to make a Left-Hand Star.
25-32   The same four dancers Star Left back to their starting point.

33-40   The same four dancers join hands and Circle Left for eight counts.
41-48   Circle Right the other way back to the starting point.
49-56   Couples maintain their adjacent hand hold but release hands with the other couple. Each couple slides to their right into the position of the couple previously on their right. At the ends the couples slide around the end into the other line. If there is a spare couple, one couple slides into the spare spot while the spare couple slides right into the line on their right. Note that couples in the middle of the lines will pass by one couple in the opposite line as they slide to the right. It helps to point out that there is a couple across (#1), a couple to the right (#2) and a third couple further to the right (#3). After the Slide Right they will be facing couples #3.
57-64   Long lines for Forward and Back in eight counts.

Variation: See “Slide Right with Claps”.

Choreography by: Dottie Welch, Nova Scotia, December 2004
Source: Beginner Dance Party Leader Seminar
Usage:: This was designed as a simple introduction to Contra dancing. It is very useful because it allows any number of couples to participate, the calls are quickly learned, the choreography is forgiving, and the progression is simple.

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