Texas Schottische

Formation

Each man has 2 partners; each on either side of him. Men take hold of his partners' outside hands. Ladies take inside hands behind the man. Face in an anticlockwise direction as part of a large circle round the room.

Instructions

  1. Step forward on the left foot, close with the right foot, step forward on the left foot, then hop on the left foot.
  2. Step forward on the right foot, close with the left foot, step forward on the right foot, then hop on the right foot.
  3. Step hop forward for 4 steps, starting on left foot.
  4. Put your left heel on the ground in front of you with the toes pointing in the air.
  5. Point with the toes on your left foot to the ground by your right foot.
  6. Ladies let go of each other's hands, and jump round quickly to face the man, to be ready to do step 7.
  7. Put your right heel on the ground in front of you with the toes pointing in the air.
  8. Point with the toes on your right foot to the ground by your left foot.
  9. The man pulls the ladies towards him and spins them under each arm, so that the ladies end up behind the man.
  10. The man moves on to the ladies in front of him ready to start the dance again.

Calling

  • Left together left hop,
  • Right together right hop,
  • 1 2 3 4.
  • Right heel toe,
  • Jump round,
  • Left heel toe,
  • Under the arms.
  • Start the dance again.
 
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