Shortened version of Windmill Chain or Flying Chain. Wind the Chain One Quarter means man star promenades with his partner 3/4 around, chains her out at the side and moves to the next girl. At this point, the girl chaining into the center does a Star Thru with the inside man. With a slight amount of fudging, the move finishes in eight chain thru formation. Wind the Chain One Half would have the actives star promenade 3/4, chain out at the side, pick up the next girl, take her across and chain her out and move to the next girl. Here again, do a Star Thru into eight chain thru formation. (Outside men courtesy turn the girls chaining out).
Clarence Watson and Claud McComas 1971
This definition is from The Handbook of Modern Square Dancing by Jay King.
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