CLAP DANCE FOR THREES (HAMILTON'S REEL) 



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American Trio Mixer 

LS E-12 
Formation: Lines of three in LOD facing three in RLOD in large circle around the room.

Hands joined in the lines of three. 

DANCE 
Meas. (2 counts per meas.; i.e., 1-4 = 8 counts) 
1- 4 Groups of six join hands in a circle and walk to the left 8 steps using a smooth square dance step;
5- 8 All six touch their left hands together in a star and walk 8 steps back to place;
9-12 Center dancer turns his right-hand partner with the right hand once around, then joins left hands with his left-hand partner;
13-16 Center dancer turns his left-hand partner with the left hand once around;
17-20 Face opposite threesome and do the following slapping sequence:
Clap own hands together, right hands with opposite, own together, left with opposite, own together, both with opposite, own together three times;
21-24 Threes go forward and pass through, passing right shoulders with opposite, to face a new set of three with a stamp, stamp, stamp. 
SUMMARY
1- 4 Circle left;
5- 8 Star left;
9-12 Turn right-hand partner by the right;
13-16 Turn left-hand partner by the left;
17-20 Clap, right; clap, left; clap, both; clap, clap, clap;
21-24 Pass through, go on to the next.


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