Nancy Rogers and Michael Buchler,
Square Dance Moves and Twelve-Tone Operators

Figure 12b. Animation of "teacup chain."


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Head women step to the center, briefly grasp one another's right arms, and rotate 90 degrees clockwise so that each is facing her corner. Simultaneously, side women turn to the right to face their corner men. They and their respective corners briefly grasp one another's right arms and rotate approximately 225 degrees clockwise so that women are facing the center of the square. Men, if necessary, continue to turn so that they face into the square.
Head women and their respective corner men briefly grasp one anotherís left arms and rotate approximately 135 degrees counterclockwise so that each woman is facing her opposite man. Simultaneously, side women step to the center, briefly grasp one anotherís left arms, and rotate 270 degrees counterclockwise so that each woman is facing her opposite man. Men, if necessary, continue to turn so that they face into the square.
Head women and their respective opposite men briefly grasp one another's right arms and rotate approximately 225 degrees clockwise so that each woman is facing the center of the square. Simultaneously, side women and their respective opposite men briefly grasp one another's right arms and rotate approximately 225 degrees clockwise so that each woman is facing the last remaining man. Men, if necessary, continue to turn so that they face into the square.
Head women step to the center, briefly grasp one anotherís left arms, and rotate 270 degrees counterclockwise so that each is facing the last remaining man. Simultaneously, side women briefly grasp the last remaining man's left arm and rotate approximately 135 degrees counterclockwise so that each woman is facing the center of the square. Men, if necessary, continue to turn so that they face into the square.
Head women and their respective last remaining men briefly grasp right arms and rotate approximately 225 degrees clockwise so that each woman is facing her partner. Simultaneously, side women step to the center, briefly grasp on another's right arms, and rotate 90 degrees clockwise so that each is facing her partner. Men, if necessary, continue to turn so that they face into the square.
All women and their respective partners touch left hands and the men execute a "courtesy turn," returning all dancers to their home positions.