cutty sark; 8s & 7s & 3s; norwegian flower; clapham junction; benfleet boatman; down the road; holm's fancy;
library gardens; imogen's chain; purleigh way; knots; westcliff wanderer; lord chesterfield; buttonholes; hooray bouree; primrose flutter; uncle bernard; big yearner; time piece; camel train; kate's comeback; florida cloverleaf


8s & 7s & 3s

square set            48 bar reel

[]   1st man & 3rd lady dance figure-eight through 4th couple

      WHILE 1st lady & 3rd man do same through 2nd couple

[]   Head couples promenade around right-side couple (clockwise);

     then they loop anti-clockwise around other Head couple in the centre, 
     men passing, to 

[]   Side couples advance to meet, star through (with opposite);

      Same couples: Ladies’ Chain halfway with half-courtesy turn to end facing Head

       couple (optionally, courtesy turn 1½)

[]   As couples, promenade reel up and down (half-way)

[]   7s & 3s to left (7 steps sideways, crossing right leg in front of left on alternate 

       steps, then 3 steps in place and pause, 3 steps and pause)

     All promenade (clockwise) around square to place

[]   All circle left

Repeat – Sides leading


Benfleet Boatman      

longways 3 couples 32 bar jig

variation on “Boatman” [Playford 1651]

[]   2nd man passing right shoulder with 1st lady follows track of a full hey with first 

     couple who half-hey only WHILE 2nd lady does same with third couple;

     At end of half-heys, end couples loop back for a two-hand turn with their partner

     while 2nd couple complete the hey and two-hand turn halfway

[]   Repeat, 2nd man with 3rd couple and 2nd lady with 1st couple

[]   All face up: Fall back 4 steps, turn single halfway (leading with outside shoulder);

     All face down: Fall back 4 steps, turn single ¾ (leading with outside shoulder) and 

     face patner

[]   1st couple poussette to bottom (start with 1st man pulling). 

     3rd couple two-hand turn during first change;

     2nd couple two-hand turn during 2nd change


Big Yearner  

longways becket  32 bar reel

[]   “Yearn” to the left (double progression); Circle left 1¼

[]   Right-and-Left-through halfway (2 changes – start witn neighbour);

     Ladies Chain halfway (up/down) – keep hold with this neighbour

[]   Chasse diagonally right, then diagonally left to face next pair;

     With this pair, star right (neutrals right-hand turn)

[]   Turn to face partner (who is behind you), pass by left shoulder,

      turn to face and set right and left;  Swing partner, face across

Yearn (invented by George Walker): Lines go forward to meet couple diagonally on the left, then diagonally backwards (still to left) to end facing the next opposite couple. Couples at left-hand ends of lines cross to position on opposite side and turn as a couple to face new couple (originally to their right in the long lines)



longways diamond            32 bar jig

variation on “Dianne’s Dance” by Cary Ravitz

[]   Left hand star ¾; men right-hand turn 1½ with man behind to progress into next

     diamond (neutrals stay at end)

[]   Balance in and out, then petronella one place anti-clockwise; repeat

[]   Right hand star ¾; Ladies left-hand turn 1½ with lady behind to progress – face


[]   Right & Left (4 changes) starting right hand with partner


Camel Train

longways duple improper            32 bar jig

variation on “Do Ron Ron” by Kathy Anderson

[]   Back-to-back right shoulder with neighbour; with same person, right-hand turn 1¼ to wave

[]   Balance, then ladies left hand turn ½; reel of four halfway (start passing partner right shoulder). 

      Make one extra pass, then take promenade hold with men on the inside

[]   Promenade the way you face, turn as a couple; Promenade back, face across

[]   In fours, circle left ¾; all balance to centre and back, change places with partner (california twirl) and face next couple


Clapham Junction 

longways 3 couples 32 bar polka

[]   1st lady casts to 2nd place and crosses over WHILE 1st man follows to 2nd place   

      They then turn person above (2nd man and lady respectively) with right hand

[]   1st couple continue “chase” to bottom position; Then they go back-to-back left shoulder with person above (3rd couple)

[]   1st couple lead up the centre to top and cast to bottom and face across (others face their neighbour) for..

[]   Grand Chain to (progressed) places

This started as a variation on “Trip To Clapham”


Cutty Sark 

longways 3 couples (1s & 3s improper)            36 bar american reel

[8]   Top two couples face: Back-to-back right shoulder 1¼ into ocean wave;

        Balance right and left, then right-hand turn halfway and reform wave

[8]   Balance right and left, then men left-hand turn halfway;

       All swing partner. 1st and 2nd couples end facing across, 3rd couple end facing up

[8]   1st and 2nd couples: Ladies’ chain halfway; Same couples right-and-left halfway (i.e. two changes)

[8]   In lines, reels of three (hey) started by 3rd couple moving up and passing middle person by right shoulder

[4]   All 6 circle left halfway


Down The Road  

longways 3 couples 32 bar polka

[]   1st couple cross through going down the set for a half-hey on opposite side (1s end middle place improper); 

      1st couple turn in centre with left hand 1¾ times and face 1st corners

[]   Set & Turn (“Triangles”): 1st couple dance out to 1st corner position (2 bars), set while turning to face in (2 bars), 

      dance in, passing two dancers by right shoulder (2 bars), dance out to 2nd corner positions WHILE all other dancers follow sequence       (so 1st corners dance in to start and 2nd corners set on the spot to start)

[]   Continue “Triangles” for 4 more bars;

     Then 1st couple swing in the centre WHILE others go Right-and-Left halfway (i.e. 2 changes) starting right-hand with partner

[]   1st man goes up for 3-handed star (left) at top WHILE 1st lady does same with bottom couple;   

      1st couple cross for 3-handed stars (right) at other end


Florida Cloverleaf 

longways duple improper            32 bar american reel

[]   1st couple lead through 2nd couple and cast back to place;

      2nd couple lead through 1st couple and cast to line of 4 facing down, all set

[]   Line lead down, 1st couple twist under arm to face up WHILE 2nd couple curl to form cart-and-horses formation;

     Lead up, 2nd couple loop over 1st couple to cloverleaf formation

[]   Circle left; Balance in and out, couples twist under arm to back-ring

[]   Lead neighbour out, Florida twirl; Lead back, 1st couple arch over 2nd couple

Florida twirl: Same as California twirl but using the opposite hands (Florida is opposite California on US coastal geography) – I have also heard this called the Nevada twirl


Holm's Fancy   

longways 3 couples 32 bar reel

[]   Top (“Active”) and 2nd couple do “capstan” figure
[]   Active couple (now in centre) turn contra corners, end with right-hand turn ¾ to face 3rd corners
[]   Pass & Turn with 3rd corners; Same with 4th corners
[]   All 6 circle left halfway; Set and two-hand turn partner halfway
Capstan:  Right-hand turn halfway with partner, star right halfway with other couple, complete right-hand turn with partner.
Turn contra corners: Active couple turn with right-hand, then turn 1st corners with left-hand; then partner with right-hand and 2nd corners with left-hand


Pass & Turn: Active dancers pass Corner person (right shoulder); those Corners turn in the centre giving right hands, then they dance back to their corner position, passing right shoulder with the Active dancers as they move in.
Hooray Bouree   
longways 3 couples 24 bar jig (6 bar phrases)
[6]   Top couple dance half-figure-eight through 2nd couple;
        Then, giving handy hand to neighbour, half-turn to end in 2nd position
[6]   Two bottom couples (original 1s and 3s) double half-figure-eight (1s start going 
        down outside WHILE 3s cross up);
         Then, giving handy hand to neighbour, half-turn (1s now at bottom)
[6]   Grimstock hey halfway; All turn single
[6]   First (long) corners cross passing right shoulders, Second long corners the same
        Everybody cross with partner, passing right shoulder
Imogen’s Chain    
sicilian circle (couples facing anti-clockwise are “1s” 48 bar reel
[]   1s dance half-figure-of-eight through 2s; 2s do same through 1s
[]   1st man and 2nd lady do same across the set, through their partners; 1st lady and 2nd man do same.   All face opposite couple
[]   Working along the lines (i.e. around the circle), interlocking heys looping around the person in front (your original opposite); and left 
      around the person behind
[]   In original fours, Ladies Chain (complete)
[]   Grand Chain – start right-hand with opposite, make three changes going forward,
      then change places giving left-hand to partner, and face the other way …
[]   Continue the Grand Chain back to place, and then progress to face a new couple (i.e. 4 changes)

Kate’s Comeback

longways becket  32 bar reel

variation on Eric Conrad’s “Kate’s Last Reel”

[]   In fours, circle left ¾; Then set to neighbour along the line and change, giving left hands

[]   Half-Ladies Chain across the set; Promenade across and turn as a couple

[]   Half-Right-and-Left (i.e. 2 changes) with couple diagonally on the right (progression); Left-hand star with couple opposite

[]   Keeping star-hold, balance forward and back, changing to right-hand star hold; Balance again, and star right



longways duple proper  32 bar hornpipe

[]   Stafford Knot: 1st couple half-figure-eight through 2nd couple, cross with partner, 

      cast below 2nd couple and cross coming up through them (ending improper)

[]   Scandinavian Knot: Men hold right hands with each other, and left hands with

      opposite lady’s right hand. Ladies cross under men’s arch, turn and hold left hands

       over top of men’s hands. Rotate left 1¼ (1st couple now progressed, still improper)

[]   Shetland Knot: 2nd lady faces out, and followed closely by 2nd man, dances a figure-

      of-eight around 1st couple and the next couple in the duple below … this will take 12

       bars, so …

[]   (complete Shetland Knot); 1st couple half-figure-eight up through 2nd couple


Library Gardens   

square set            32 bar american reel

[]   Head couples advance to form a circle of 4, circle left ¾ and pass through to face

      Side couples; Back-to-back right shoulder with the one you face

[]   Pass-the-Ocean to a wave of eight dancers across the room, balance;

      Right-hand turn partner 1½ times

[]  Middle 4 dancers do half-reel-of-four, starting with centre ladies passing left

     shoulders, and swing into opposite Side place WHILE Head couples promenade

      anti-clockwise ¾ and swing in opposite Head place

[]   Face partner for Grand Chain 5 changes to progress, and short promenade (about 2

      steps) to Ladies’ home places

Sequence: Heads lead, Sides lead, Sides lead, Heads lead

Pass-the-Ocean: Couple face couple. Pass the one you face by the right shoulder. As they pass, ladies take left hands and turn ¼ left. Men turn ¼ right to take partner’s right hand on end of wave (or to make up the centre of the 8-person wave).


Lord Chesterfield 

longways 3 couples 48 bar minuet

[]   Lead up and fall back; Lead down and fall back

[]   Men step and honour, then Ladies; Overhead allemande

[]   Right-hand turn ¾ into a line of six; Those who can, turn and gypsy left with the person behind

[]   Start Grand Chain: Ladies will complete 5 moves (including turns at end of line)

      WHILE men move to the top of the line and loop (a long cast) to left moving down the outside to finish alongside partner

[]   … complete Grand Chain figure (from B2), cross with partner, giving left-hand to end improper (maintain left-hand hold);

     Balance forward and back, release hold and turn single left

[]   Those who have a dancer diagonally on the right: Right-and-Left ¾ (i.e. 3 changes) on that diagonal, then all turn new partner by the left hand halfway

2nd time – start with in-line sidings right and left;

3rd time – start with arming right and left


Norwegian Flower 

circle 3 couples            36 bar waltz

[8]   Ballroom hold: Chasse in (2) to centre and out (2);

        Star through into back-ring, wheel halfway with next person (men backing),

         and take ballroom hold with next person.

[8]   Repeat A1 into …

[8]   Petal-stars anti-clockwise;  Then same clockwise

[Petal stars: men have left hands in centre, ladies have right hands in centre. Hold other hands out, joined, to make shape of petals. Rotate with running steps]

[12]   Grand Chain (2 bars per change – 6 changes)


Primrose Flutter 

longways 3 couples 48 bar polka

[]   Criss-cross hey 

      (like a Grimstock hey, all couples crossing over whenever they go through the centre)

[]   Top (Active) couple set and cross and cast to 2nd place;

       Reverse flutter-wheel: Top 2 men left-hand turn halfway, gather partner and

       flutter-wheel halfway

[]   Top 2 ladies chain halfway; Active couple half-figure-eight through couple above

[]   Repeat A2 from 2nd position (with 3rd couple)

[]   Repeat B1 at bottom of set

[]   On the right diagonal, cross passing right shoulders, then on the left diagonal (again

       passing right shoulders); All turn to chase clockwise two places (until opposite

       partner), and turn partner with the right hand


Purleigh Way

longways duple proper  32 bar reel

[]   1st couple half-figure-eight through 2nd couple;

Men balance forward and back and cross, passing right shoulders

[]   Ladies balance forward and back and cross passing right shoulders; All 4 circle left

[]   Ladies Chain halfway (up and down the set);

      Promenade (with opposite) ¾ to end facing across

[]   2nd couple half-figure-eight through 1st couple;

      1st couple cast down as 2nd couple lead up, all turn single (cloverleaf)


Time Piece

longways duple improper            32 bar reel

[]   Back-to-back right shoulder with neighbour; Swing this neighbour, end facing across

[]   Full Ladies Chain

[]   Circle right ¼, ladies cross passing right shoulder;

      Circle left ¼, men cross passing left shoulder

[]   Circle right ¼, ladies cross passing right shoulder;

      Circle left ¼, men pass left shoulder WHILE ladies turn to face next couple


Uncle Bernard   

longways 5 couples 32 bar polka

[]   1st, 3rd and 5th couples complete Grimstock hey around 2nd and 4th couples (who

      stand still)

[]   All single cast from top to place

[]   Star-Chain:

      In fours from the top, star right halfway, then star left halfway with the next;

      Then star right halfway with next, then star left halfway with next

       (When you are the “neutral” couple, do half-turn with partner using the hand NOT

        currently being used by the foursomes in stars)

[]   Back-to-back right shoulder with partner; All swing


Westcliff Wanderer

longways 3 couples 32 bar jig

[]   Lead up and back; Lead down and back

[]   Set right & left to partner, then lines slip right into a line of 6;

      1st man and 3rd lady give left hands to start progressive half-chain (when meeting

       partner, complete left-hand turn into original set formation)

[]   Four changes of Dip & Dive (1st couple start going under 2nd couple’s arch)

[]   All back-to-back right shoulder with partner; Two-hand turn partner

2nd time – start with sidings (any version);

3rd time – start with arming


lady freda zena del pelize; lovers' tale; nancy's bonnet; passion pousette; pauline's polka; precious moments; sakura ondo; sophie, so good; vera; american beauty; becky's bouquet; coral; durley square waltz; lord help the mister;
butterflies & chaos; sharon eubank's waltz; good-hearted guildford; hunting the gowk; parisian loops; london transport


American Beauty

square set            32 bar american reel

[] []   All right-hand turn with partner halfway, left-hand turn next person all the way. Then ladies right-hand star halfway and chain out (as in a Ladies Chain) and pass this man by the left shoulder to swing original partner

[] []   Grand Chain (start left) all the way (end where you meet – without worrying about “home” positions); left-hand turn partner all the way and pass left shoulder to face new partner



Becky’s Bouquet 

hands four            32 bar reel

[]   Circle left and right

[]     Right-hand star halfway, then men cast back a space WHILE ladies complete the

      turn, ending in diagonal line of four (on the ladies line) facing opposite;

      Half a straight hey (start passing left shoulder), then men turn left and move one

      space WHILE ladies make one extra pass. 

      Both couples are now in each other’s starting position

     [This figure comes from Hilary Herbert’s “St Vignalis Garden”]

[]   Repeat previous figure with left-hand star, ladies casting out,

      Right shoulder hey etc ending in home positions

[]   Promenade away to find a new couple



Butterflies & Chaos  

square set (numbered counter-clockwise)            32 bar jig


[]   1st & 2nd couples change with butterfly figure 1½ times, start with 1s arching

[]   1st couple repeat with 3rd couple (start with 3s arching)

     WHILE 2nd couple do same with 4th couple (start with 2s arching)

[]   Allemande left with Corner; Face Partner for Grand Chain …

[]   Complete Grand Chain to (progressed) places


[]   New 1st couple pass, giving right hands, and chase around outside to place WHILE new 3rd couple dance figure-of-eight around side places (start by crossing through) WHILE Side couples Right & Left through, starting with partner

[]   As above but 2nd couple pass .. etc

[]   As above, but 3rd couple pass .. etc

[]   As above, but 4th couple pass .. etc




sicilian circle (reverse progression)            32 bar jig

[]   In fours, circle left ¾;

      Then slide with partner to the left to face a new couple, and pass-the-ocean

[]   Balance, turn partner halfway with the right hand;  Repeat

[]   Reel of four halfway, start passing partner by the right shoulder;

      Swing partner and face across

[]   Ladies Chain halfway; Set to your partner and star through


Durley Square Waltz     

square set            32 bar waltz

[]   All turn partner with right-hand once around; Then men left-hand star once around

[]   All turn partner with right hand halfway;

      Ladies left-hand star once around (end in original places)

[]   All face in, holding inside hand with partner: swing inside leg towards centre and back

      to place, then face out (keeping same hands held) and swing other leg across and 

      back to place, then spin once around turning in towards partner (releasing hands!);

      Repeat, starting facing out

[]   With two-hands hold with partner: Bounce together and away twice;

       Man kisses lady’s hand and passes on to next lady (counter-clockwise)



Good-Hearted Guildford 

longways 3 couples 32 bar jig

First half is taken from “Good Hearted Glasgow” by Peter Knapman

[]   Top (working) couple do a complete right-hand turn and cast to second place;

      Where they do a complete left-hand turn plus quarter extra to take them into …

[]   Right-hand stars: working man with 3rd couple and working lady with 2nd couple;

      Then working couple cross for left-hand star with other couple.

[]   Half-reel of four for first corners, starting with working couple giving right hands;

       Then same for second corners

[]   Half-hey: Working man with 3rd couple (who are now at the top of the set) and

      working lady with 2nd, start with working dancer right shoulder;

     Then working couple chase clockwise to 2nd place improper and do half a two-handed

      turn WHILE other couples do complete two-hand turn with partners.

Hunting The Gowk    
square set            32 bar reel
[]   Men pass partner by left shoulder and turn next lady by the right hand; Then men move on to pass the next lady by the left shoulder, and face the next lady  
(This is the original Corner person, and your new partner)

[]   Do-si-do; Swing

[]   Promenade half way; Four Ladies Chain half way

[]   Promenade star half way; Ladies complete star, Left-hand turn current partner

Lady Freda Zena Del Pelize   

longways 5 couples (all improper)            32 bar hornpipe

[]   Ladies Thread the Needle

[]   Men Thread the Needle

[]   Top couple face down the set and take partner’s hand and lead down the centre to the bottom of the set; The man guides his lady round and they arch up over the men to the top

[]   Then they turn round and arch down over the ladies; Everybody swing your partner


London Transport 

longways 4 couples 40 bar reel

[]   Top couple gypsy right & left WHILE other three couples (the buses) “go through

       the cleaner” – with the bottom couple starting, arch up over the other two buses,

        turn and lead down to place WHILE the other buses turn and follow as they are


[]   Top couple turn with right-hand, then with left WHILE buses “dip & dive” – bottom

       couple start by arching up over third couple and under arch of second couple, 

       turn and continue to place (again, other buses follow)

[]   Top couple do-si-do right & left WHILE buses start a pousette reel of three –

        bottom couple begin with the man pulling

[]   Top couple step in position while turning on the spot (buses complete the pousette reel)

[]   Buses gallop up through top couple, who then take two hands to lead all couples 

      as they gallop down


Lord Help The Mister 

sicilian threesomes            32 bar american reel

[]   In circle of 6, circle left; Then circle right

[]   Men dance between two ladies on your right (your right-hand partner and the lady

      opposite her) to start a reel of three

[]   Men continue to dance round the outside of your group, clockwise, until you reach 

      the place where the opposite man started WHILE ladies move into centre and star        right halfway, face in lines of three and move forward to make a wave of 6       


      Balance forward and back, and rory to the right, reforming the wave

[]   Balance forward and back, and rory to the left;

      Turn your neighbour with the right hand halfway, and pass through (progression)


Lovers’ Tale  

hands four            48 bar strathspey

[8]   Chase counter-clockwise (i.e. circle to the right in single file) 4 steps;

        Turn and chase clockwise, men leading partners out into a line of 4 across the 

         room,  ladies back to back in centre. Men turn to face partner

[8]   Reel of 4, start passing right shoulders (without giving hands)

[12]  Set right and left, twice; Reel of 4, this time giving hands when changing at ends

           (but not when passing in the centre of the line)

[12]   Promenade hold: promenade and loop to right, ending in original formation;

         1st couple cross through 2nd couple, who cast out, for a double-figure-eight

[8]   Right & Left Through – for each change (2 bars), close allemande turn and fall 

        back (with eye contact!)


Nancy’s Bonnet   

longways duple proper  248 bar reel

This started as a combination of “Nancy’s Hancy” and “Bonnets So Blue”


Figure – there are 10 figures, all detailed below and all lasting 8 bars except the 9th which is 16 bars


1st couple lead down the centre, turn and come back and cast one place (so progressing to do the next figure with the next couple they meet)


All swing partner and face the next couple

The Figures for part A are:


Lines go forward & back, the ladies holding their neighbour’s hand and going between their men; Repeat, with men going between their ladies


Circle left & right


Star right & left


1st Corners set & turn single; 2nd Corners same


Right & Left Through


Sharp sidings (twice)


Arm right; Arm left


Do-si-do partner; Gypsy partner


[16 bars] 1s Figure-Eight down through 2s; 2s Figure-Eight up through 1s


Double-Figure-Eight, start with 1s crossing down & 2s casting up


Parisian Loops     

longways becket (double progression) 32 bar reel

[]   With couple opposite, circle left ¾, then pass through to face new couple;

       Do-si-do left shoulder along the line

[]   Pass through (left shoulder) to face new couple and form wave (men in centre) and

      balance; Left-hand turn neighbour 1½

[]   Interlocking reels of three: Ladies pass right shoulder to start.  NB men loop each

      other when meeting in the centre; ladies loop each other to end facing partner;  men

      turn partner (courtesy hold) to face across

[]   Left-hand star; Right-hand star


Passion Pousette   

longways 3 couples 48 bar reel

[]   Top (working) couple balance and cast to second place;

      Then they do half-figure-eight through couple above

[]   Mirror reels of 3 on the sides,

      working couple start by passing the person below them in the line

[]   Working couple do half-figure-eight through the couple below;

      Then all start the pousette reel

          (working couple start with man pulling to change with couple above)

[]   .. continue pousette reel, but omit the final change so that the working couple end at

     the bottom of the set

[]   Working couple cast up the outside;

       Then they lead down the centre and the other couples follow them down

[]   Working couple form arch and other couples go under the arch and cast up to place;

      All swing partners


Pauline’s Polka  

square set            32 bar polka

variation on “Turner’s Square”

[]   1st man turns 2nd lady with right-hand (twice) WHILE 3rd lady turns 4th man;

      Then 1st man and 3rd lady meet in the centre for a left-hand turn 1½ times

[]   1st man turns 4th lady (two-hand turn – twice) WHILE 3rd lady turns 2nd man;

       All swing partner

[]   All do-si-do corner; Then do-si-do partner

[]   All promenade


1st man & 3rd lady

2nd man & 4th lady

3rd man & 1st lady

4th man & 2nd lady

All the men simultaneously

All the ladies simultaneously


Precious Moments   

longways becket  32 bar jig

[]   Star right ¾; Left-hand turn current neighbour (from next foursome)

[]   Star right ¾; Left-hand turn current neighbour (from next foursome)

[]   Right-and-Left halfway, starting with partner; Swing partner

[]   Right-and-Left halfway on the right diagonal; All promenade halfway across the set


Sakura Ondo (Japanese)     

solo      36 bar march “sakura ondo”

seen at a Japanese wedding

[8]   Raise arms in crescent shape, palms out, while taking small steps forward (4 times)

[4]   Cup right hand over eyes (“viewing”) with left arm extended to side, while taking small steps

        backwards.  Repeat, swapping arms.

[8]   Extend both arms to left and move them across to right, stepping sideways to left.  

      Repeat in opposite direction

[8]   Extend arms upwards, making tulip shape with fingers, with right hand higher than

       left hand, both arms towards the right, while taking small steps forward

         Repeat 3 times, alternating to left and right.

[4]   Turn on the spot, touching shoulders, knees, shoulders, knees

[4]   Sweep arms forward, bending slightly (1 bar) then clap once on 34th bar,

        twice on 35th bar, once on last bar



Sharon Eubank’s Waltz   

hands four            32 bar waltz

[]   Circle left; Star right

[]   Ladies’ Chain

[]   Chasse (with courtesy hold) diagonally right, then left to end back to back with 

     other couple; Turn to face partner and take your neighbour in a courtesy hold: 

     chasse diagonally right and left as before

[]   Waltz on with this new partner to a new couple (at random)



Sophie, So Good    

longways 4 couples (2s & 4s improper)            40 bar reel

based on Pat Shaw’s “Princess Royal”

[8]   All couples face up: Lead up, set away and together;

         Cast (individually) to place, turn single downwards

[8]   All couples face down: Lead down, set away and together;

         Cast (individually) to place, turn single upwards

[12]   Middle couples half-right-and-left (start with partner) WHILE ends two-hand 

         turn with partner; 3 changes of a hey on the sides (start left shoulder);

         Middle couples half-right-and-left (start with neighbour) WHILE ends cross with other end

          couple (men moving inside the set, ladies moving outside) and turn single in home position

[12]   Top 4 cross, passing right shoulder, and wheel with neighbour ¼ turn down into a line of 4 

          WHILE bottom 4 two-hand turn* with neighbour 1¼ (end dancers moving in to start) into a line

          of 4 facing up;

          In fours (i.e. with couple now opposite), circle left;

          All cross and wheel ¼ to reform original set in progressed positions




sicilian circle            32 bar waltz

[]   Duck – start with clockwise couple arching first; then clockwise couple duck as other

      couple arch

[]   Hold right-hand with opposite person and balance forward and back, then box the

      gnat; Ladies Chain half-way across the set

[]   Chasse right, left, right (progression) and honour new couple

[]   Circle left ¾; Swing partner

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