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Swap The Top [C3A,C3B]
  
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Swap The Top -- [C3A,C3B]
   (Bob Norton 1970)
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From Facing Couples.

Swap The Top [C3A]:
Belles Extend (L-H) and Cast Off 3/4 as Beaus Run once and a half.
Ends in a R-H Wave.

Cross Swap The Top [C3B]:
Belles Cross Extend (R-H) and Cast Off 3/4 as Beaus Run once and a half.
Ends in a R-H Two-Faced Line.

Reverse Swap The Top [C3A]:
Beaus Extend (R-H) and Cast Off 3/4 as Belles Run once and a half.
Ends in a L-H Wave.
At C3B and above, callers many instead say Mirror Swap The Top.

Reverse Cross Swap The Top [C3B]:
Beaus Cross Extend (L-H) and Cast Off 3/4 as Belles Run once and a half.
Ends in a L-H Two-Faced Line.
At C3B and above, callers many instead say Mirror Cross Swap The Top.

This is the starting formation
for each of the following:

after
Swap The Top

after
Cross Swap The Top

after
Reverse Swap The Top

after
Reverse Cross Swap The Top

Dancing hint: Those doing the Run 1 and 1/2 should back up a little before starting the call.

Alternative definitions:

  • Swap The Top: 1/2 Swap Around; Centers Cast Off 3/4 as Ends Roll twice .
  • Reverse Swap The Top: 1/2 Reverse Swap Around; Centers Cast Off 3/4 as Ends Roll twice .
  • Cross Swap The Top: 1/2 Swap Around; Centers Slither; Centers Cast Off 3/4 as Ends Roll twice .
  • Reverse Cross Swap The Top: 1/2 Reverse Swap Around; Centers Slither; Centers Cast Off 3/4 as Ends Roll twice .

Perhaps Swap The Top should have been named Swap Your Neighbor.

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