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Dishrag Dance Also known as Wring out the Dishrag, Grandfather's Polka
Sicilian circle, scatter mixer or conventional Sicilian circle
|A1:|| Circle left in fours, then circle right.|
|A2:|| Still holding hands 1s (clockwise couples) make an arch and 2s pass under. Then 2s turn AWAY from each other (keeping hands joined) and pass their still-joined hands over their own heads and over the 1s' heads to make a clover-leaf, admire it, and lift the arch back to reform. ('Wring out the dishrag'.) Then 2s make the arch, 1's pass under.|
|B1:|| Right hand star; Left hand star.|
|B2:|| Polka off to find new couple (for the scatter version) or go forward and back and pass on (for normal Sicilian circle).|
If you do it as a scatter dance, you can start it as a circle but thereafter pairs can team up wherever they find another pair.