Grapevine Twist From Arizona
Formation: Square of four couples.
Music: your choice
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113-120 First couple lead to the right,
1-8 And circle four with all your might;
9-16 Pick up two more, a girl and boy,
17-24 Now circle six with lots of joy;
25-32 Circle six and don’t be late,
33-40 Pick up two and make it eight;
41-48 First gent take his lady by the wrist,
49-56 And through that couple with a grapevine twist;
57-64 Then through the next one you can see,
65-72 Around that ring with a whoa, haw, gee;
73-80 Twist ‘em right, twist ‘em wrong,
81-88 Straighten them out as you go along;
89-96 With a duck and a dive you shoot right under,
97-104 The last couple there and go like thunder;
105-112 Circle eight and around you go,
113-120 Take that lady home you know.
Repeat for second, third, and fourth couples.
1-8 First couple leads to the right.
9-16 The first and second couples join hands and circle left.
17-24 First gent breaks the circle of four and picks up the third couple to make a circle of six.
25-32 Those six dancers circle left three-quarters around.
33-40 First gent breaks the circle of six and picks up the fourth couple to make a circle of eight.
41-48 All eight dancers circle left for about eight steps.
49-56 First gent breaks the circle of eight by releasing hand hold with lady four. All others maintain their hand holds.
57-64 First gent dives under the upraised arms of the second couple pulling lady one and gent two along behind. Gent two has to turn under his own right arm.
65-72 First gent circles clockwise back to the center of the ring and dives under raised arms of the third couple.
73-80 Lady one, couple two, and gent three follow along behind with gent three turning under his own right arm.
81-88 First gent circles clockwise around the outside of the dancers following him.
89-96 As the dancers untangle, the first gent leads on around towards the fourth couple.
97-104 He dives under raised arms of couple four pulling five dancers behind him.
105-112 Gent four turns under his right arm and lady four turns under her left arm.
113-120 All eight circle left back to home position.
Choreography: Traditional square dance figure
Source: From Square Your Sets by Marion and George Waudby, Tucson, Arizona
Usage: The action requires close contact and agile bodies.
A separate file called “Grapevine Twist” describes a different version.
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