This is dance #10158 in The Caller's Box, a contra dance database.

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The Rail Yard

by Peter Foster

Permission: full

FormationBase: Zia
Progression: Single. Special
Mixer?: Yes

Figures:

A1

(6) Women allemande left 1 // Men allemande right 1 || Women star left 3/4 // Men star right 3/4

(10) Neighbor swing || C3 corner swing

A2

(8) Ladies chain to partner || Grand ladies chain to corner C1 (new partner)

(8) Circle left 1 || Circle left 1/2

B1

(4) Partner balance

(12) Partner swing || Partner swing; form a square

B2

(12) Square the set:

(4) With arms on partner's back, curve 1/4 of the way counterclockwise around your square/hands-four; face out

(4) Curve 1/4 of the way counterclockwise around your square/hands-four; face in

(4) Curve 1/4 of the way counterclockwise around your square/hands-four; face out, facing N2

(4) Pass through along (N2R)

Calling Notes:

Mixer in the square. Keeper on the contra ends.

Men's versus women's star in the square will affect which contra line couples progress to.

The first half of the B2 in the square can be thought of as "lead to the right, then continue around the set (backing up) to finish opposite where you started, facing in"
Appearances: website Foster