Source: Composed by John Sweeney
Formation: Contra; Becket

A1 Men Dosido; Ladies Dosido 1 & 1/2 (i.e. Pass Through) - Men turn 1/4 to the Left, as the Lady Passes Through take Manís Right Hand to Ladyís Left Hand to face a New Couple
A2 Mountain Dosido ("DoSi the Ladies"): Lasso Partner AC around self and along to the other Man; Neighbour Swing*
B1 Open Ladiesí Chain: Ladies Pull by Right; Partner Allemande Left 1 & 1/4 - continue into a
Georgia Rang Tang: Men pass B-to-B; Neighbour Allemande Right; Men pass B-to-B, weave into a
B2 Partner Gypsy Meltdown

32 bar reels.

"Dosido" has been used to mean many different moves. This dance incorporates three different Dosidos: Back to Back, Georgia Rang Tang and Mountain Dosido. If you went to the appropriate part of the USA in the early 20th century you would find all these moves just called Dosido.

Teach the Ladies' Dosido as Dosido and Pass Thru, otherwise they will spin and face where they think they are going.

Lasso means the man raises his right hand and leads the lady around him - he doesn't move (except to help the ladies avoid any crashes)

* The most common square dance call after a "DoSi the Ladies" is "You swing mine and I'll swing yours", i.e. a Neighbour Swing

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