Is It Proper?

By Bob Dalsemer

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Leveleasy-med (assigned by the editor)
A1(16) 1's balance and swing
A2(4-6) Down the hall four in line (1's between the 2's)
(12-10) "tag the line" (see notes), face up the hall, return
B1(4) Circle left just 1/2
(12) Neighbors swing
B2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) 1's half figure eight up through the 2's

Author's Notes:
The modern square dance figure "tag the line" involves the four dancers in line turning individually to face the center point of the line (>><<). each taking a small step to the left, they "double" pass thru passing right shoulders (go by two sets of shoulders) and face up the hall. This inverts the line from W2,M1,W1,M2 going down the hall, to W1,M2,W2,M1 coming back. It's not necessary to have active couples cross over before the start. A dancer's question provided the title.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 5/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen