[Callers] 4 person do-si-do?

Don Veino via Callers callers at lists.sharedweight.net
Tue Dec 1 10:21:00 PST 2015

With respect to Tom's prior comment about dancers substituting the simplest
interpretation sometimes, I think this dance could have that apply.

Up through the A2 Ladies Chain you are in lines of four facing
configuration (as opposed to square). If the Dosidos happen in two groups
of 2 (parallel traditional Dosidos) up and down then that formation is
maintained, timing is proven and the Circle entry still has the same


On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 5:45 AM, Luke Donforth via Callers <
callers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> It's 5 am, and I find myself awake and writing dances; specifically 4x4s.
> Unfortunately, I don't have 8 dancers waiting on my insomnia to test
> things, so I figured I'd send them to shared weight...
> Possibly this is a choreographic question already answered in square
> dancing, but I'm not familiar with the outcome. How well does a four person
> do-si-do work? I'm thinking of something along the lines of:
> Doubled-si-do
> Four Facing Four
> A1 -----------
> (4) Give and Gents take (up and down)
> (12) Neighbor swing
> A2 -----------
> (8) Women's Chain back to partner (up and down), turn to face in
> (8) All four Women Do-si-do 1x
> B1 -----------
> (8) All four Men Do-si-do 1x
> (8) All eight Circle Left 1/2x
> B2 -----------
> (16) Partner balance and swing
> End facing line of direction
> In my head, the four person do-si-do is a right hand star sans hands; but
> not sure how well it'll fly; especially since the right diagonal women have
> less far to turn to face in than the left diagonal women coming out of the
> chain.
> Thoughts?
> Thank you
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