Syracuse Swing

By Amy Kahn
Composed 1992

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
TypeContra-Double Progression
A1(8) Right and left through on the left diagonal
(8) Right and left through across the set
A2(4) Ladies pull by right
(12) Neighbors swing
B1(4) Down the hall in lines of four
(4) Turn to put the ladies in the center (couple on the right turn as a couple, couple on the left turn alone)
(4) Return
(4) Hand cast
B2(8) Ladies cross, passing right shoulders
(8) Partners swing

Author's Notes:
I first saw the signature figure (turning to put the women in the middle) in a dance by Bob Mahr of Long Island, NY.
Calling the turn for the down the hall at 6 beats helps with some groups.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 3/4/2000; last revised 6/9/2001; edited by Russell Owen