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Unusual Square Dance Instruction Manual This movie will take you to the new world of square dance. There are dance formations you have never seen before, unusual number of dancers and the hidden square you accidentally draw while dancing. All dance steps are decoded from The Traveling Hoedowners square dancing club at Whirl and Twirl. Find out more about the group at www. travelinghoedowners.com. Please note that this is a simulation of ununsual dance and will not provide any information about the traditional dancing and any dance calls. Enjoy dancing!!

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Usual Square Dancing Structure To understand this guide, let me show you the basic structure of square dance first.

Begin with Couple 1 facing away from the music and going counter- clockwise until getting to Couple 4. Couples 1 and 3 are known as the head couples, while Couples 2 and 4 are the side couples. Each dance begins and ends each sequence with “sets-in-order� in the square formation.

head boy/ man girl/ lady

1

partner

corner

partner

partner

corner

2

partner

3

2

corner

corner

4

side


When the group is not complete Do not worry about the number of member or the caller anymore, this video will take you through the problem.You can dance with anyone you want. Even if you are alone, you can still enjoy dancing.

The cases showed below will occur when you dance in incomplete group. Please use this as a guide while you are watching the video.

Case 1: 1 dancer is missing at a time A

B

C

D

1

2

3

4

3

E

F

G


A

B

C

D

E

F

G

A

B

C

5

6

7

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Case 2: 1 couple is missing at a time 1

2

3

4

4


Case 3: 2 couples are missing at a time

A 1

2

The hidden shape you draw while dancing Space formation: Case 1 A

B

C

D

1

2

3

4 5

E

F

G


A

B

C

D

E

F

G

1

2

3

4

Space formation: Case 2

A 1

2

3

4

6

B

C


Case 3: A couple is missing at a time

A 1

2

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