THE CATTLE CALL WALTZ QUADRILLE

 

A singing square dance (or mixer) in 3/4 time by Dick
Montgomery.

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Music: "Cattle Call"

Record: LS 3306

Position: Normal square. 

Footwork: Opposite throughout. Start on man's L, woman's R.

Introduction: Four measures. Wait two meas, on meas 3, partners
turn twd each other and bow slightly, on meas 4, turn and bow to
corners.

Measures
     1-4  IT'S LEFT ROUND YOUR CORNER, AND RIGHT
     PAST YOUR PARTNER  
     Each man joins L-hands with the lady on his left (corner)
     and, in two measures of waltz time, they circle around each
     other and back to place   (allemande L); on meas 3 & 4
     partners waltz past each other without touching hands,
     passing R shoulders, men moving CCW, ladies CW.
     5-8  WALTZ THE NEXT LADY AND BOW  
     Taking his next (R-hand) lady in closed dance pos, the man
     makes a complete R-face turn with her in 2 meas of waltz.
     On the 3rd meas, they back slightly away from each other, L,
     R, L, facing each other and holding R hands, man's back to
     COH. Bow on meas 4.
     9-12 LEFT ROUND YOUR CORNER, AND RIGHT PAST
     YOUR PARTNER  
     Each man joins L-hands with his new corner (his original
     partner), and repeats the action of meas 1-2. Repeating the
     action of meas 3-4, the man passes the lady he last waltzed
     (his new partner) and moves on to the next lady on his R  
     (in a square, his original opposite lady; in a circle, his new
     R-hand lady).
          13-16     WALTZ THE NEXT LADY, AND BOW  
     Repeat the action of meas 5-8 with this new lady.
          17-20     THEN IT'S ROCK; AND ROCK; AND WALTZ ONCE
          AROUND  
     Taking this same lady in closed waltz pos, and with his
     back still to COH, the man rocks back on his L foot twd
     COH (lady rocks fwd on her R). In meas 2, man rocks fwd
     on his R, while lady rocks back on her L. Then, starting fwd
     on his L foot, the man makes one complete R-face turn with
     the lady in two waltz meas.
          21-24     ROCK; ROCK; AND ON TO THE NEXT  
     Repeat the action of meas 17-18. On meas 23, the man
     turns the lady 3/4 R-face under his L and her R hand, and
     on meas 24 she moves on to the next man   L, R, L,
     advancing CW. At the same time, the man advances CCW
     and takes the next lady in closed pos.
          25-28     AND YOU'LL ROCK; AND ROCK; AND WALTZ HER
          ONCE AROUND  
     Repeat the action of meas 17-20.
          29-32     TURN YOUR LADY, AND BOW
     The lady makes a full R-face turn in 2 meas (6 steps) under
     her R and the man's L hands, while man steps in place. On
     meas 31-32, repeat meas 7 and 8.

Note: This dance is even more beautiful when done in a large circle
of eight to twelve couples. And it is one of the most useful of
dances for those occasions when you have only five or six couples
for dancing.

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