Pick Up 2-4-6
Formation: Four couples in a Square
Music: Your choice
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57-64 Couple (one) bow and swing;
1-8 Lead Right to the right of the ring;
9-16 Circle four is what you do;
17-24 Active gent break, pick up two;
25-32 Circle six around the floor;
33-40 Active gent break pick up two more;
41-48 Circle eight go round the land;
49-56 Allemande Left;
Repeat for second, third, and fourth couples.
1-8 First couple bow to each other and swing.
9-16 First couple Lead Right to face couple #2.
17-24 Those four dancers Circle Left about three-quarters around.
25-32 The first gent release his handhold with the second lady and pick up couple three.
33-40 Those six dancers Circle Left about three-quarters around.
41-48 The first gent release his handhold with the third lady and pick up couple four.
49-56 All eight Circle Left once around back to home.
57-64 Allemande Left and square up at home.
Choreography: Traditional square dance figure
Source: Printed in Community Dance Program Handbook
Usage: Beginner Square Dance Party or Community Dance
From Indiana Square Dance Callers, Carl Brandt, CDP Journal, November 1997.
57-64 First Couple Lead Right and Circle four hands around;
1-8 Keep them, go on to the next and Circle six hands around;
9-16 – – – -, – – – -;
17-24 Keep them, go on to the last and Circle eight hands around;
25-32 Reverse and Circle Right to home;
33-40 – – – -, – – Swing Partner;
41-48 – – – -, – – Promenade;
49-56 – – – -, – – – -;
See “Chassee Partners” for a slightly more complicated version of this idea.
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