TEXAS STAR

American

 
PRONUNCIATION: TEHK-sus STAHR
 
TRANSLATION: Texas Star
 
SOURCE: Dick Oakes learned this dance from a square dance caller in the Los Angeles, California, area.
 
BACKGROUND: The call on the recommended recording was voiced by Fenton "Jonesy" Jones.
 
MUSIC: Mac Gregor (45rpm) 7355
 
FORMATION: The dance is done in squares of four couples.
 
METER/RHYTHM: 2/4
 
STEPS/STYLE: Walking. Always done looking at your partner with a smile!
 

MEASMOVEMENT DESCRIPTION

 
 INTRODUCTION
 
  There are 4 meas introduction; no action.
 
 THE DANCE
 
A Bow to your partner.
  Allemande left your corner.
  Right and left grand.
  Promenade your partner.
 
B Ladies to the center and back to the bar.
  Gents to the center, make a right hand star.
  Gents make a left hand star.
  Skip your partner, pick up the next lady, and star promenade.
  Holding partner, gents back out with a full turn (1-1/2) around.
  Still holding partner, ladies star.
  Break the star and swing your partner.
  Promenade home.
 

 
 DANCE SEQUENCE
 
  Dance Part A.
Dance Part B two times.
Dance Part A.
Dance Part B two times.
Dance Part A.
 

  Here's a variation on the Texas Star call:
 
B Ladies to the center and back to the bar.
  Gents to the center with a right hand star.
  Back by the left.
  You skip your maid, pick up the next; star promenade (say "hi there" next).
  Now the gents back out with a full turn (1-1/2) around,
  And the ladies star in the middle of the town (ladies star, but not too far).
  Now break in the middle and swing (everybody swing).
  Promenade; promenade, go two by two, promenade home like you always do (right back home).
 

 
Copyright © 2012 by Dick Oakes