4×4 where you swing both neighbors

I like the four facing four formation, and the moves and dances that happen in that formation. But while working on 6×6 dances, it drove home to me that in most 2-swing 4×4 dances, you only swing every other neighbor, and half the time the other swing is with your trail buddy (reminiscent of a half-shadow swing). I’ll continue to call those, but wanted to see if I could get consistent neighbor swings into a 4×4 formation.  Here’s the first two efforts, where you actually swing both of your neighbors (the names come from an old gum commercial) .
I haven’t field-tested either of these yet, it’s hard to lay in 8 dancers for experimentation.

Double the Pleasure
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Four Facing Four

A1 ———–
In lines of four
(4) Give and Gents take opposite neighbor home
(12) Neighbor swing
A2 ———–
Face across to same gender trail buddy
(8) Women’s Chain across
(8) Four women make a Right hand Star, turn 1x
B1 ———–
(16) Neighbor (you chained to) balance and swing
End facing in
B2 ———–
(4) Four Gents Left hand Star JUST 1/2
(12) Partner swing, end facing line of direction

Double the Fun
by Luke Donforth
Contra/Four Facing Four

A1 ———–
In lines of four
(4) Give and Gents take opposite neighbor home
(12) Neighbor swing
A2 ———–
Face across to same gender trail buddy
(8) Women allemande Right 1-1/2
(8) Neighbor swing, end facing in
B1 ———–
(4) Hands 8, go in to the middle with a shout
(4) On the way back, women roll the neighbor they swung away with a half sashay
MEANWHILE:
(8) 4 Women Left hand Star 1x while Men promenade outside alone ccw 1/2

B2 ———–
(16) Partner balance and swing
End facing line of direction

 

At this point, I have run Double the Pleasure, but not Double the Fun. The feedback was that the ladies’ star should be right handed, not left, as I originally composed it.