(32) Three meet

    (1) Hamishe’s Fancy
    32 Bar jigs or reels. Longways, preferably 5 couples.

    A1. Forward and back and cross over.
    A2. Top couple gallop to bottom and back, they then give each over right hand to start grand chain, ladies passing men giving right and lefts.
    When top couple reach bottom they make an arch. Others go outside them, coming back up through arch.
    A4 All swing



    (2) Up the sides and down the middle
    Four or five Couples longways proper 32 bar jigs or reels

    A1 Balance in line holding hands

    A2 Cross over, ladies going beneath arches formed by mens joined hands

    A1 Balance in line holding hands

    A2 Cross back over, ladies going beneath arches formed by mens joined hands

    B1 Top couple make a single handed arch and walk slowly to bottom of set, 2s cast followed by others and come up arch back to place

    B2 All Swing

    (3) Virginia Reel

    32 Bars Jigs (quick) Circle Men in middle, facing partners

    A1 Left hand turn Partner Right hand Turn Partner

    A2 Two hand turn and Doci do

    B1 Balance Partner, Swing Partner

    B2 Promenade anti clockwise, all the men move on to the next lady


    (4) Bridge of Athlone

    48 Bar Jigs (Cock of the north)
    5 couples (4 or six will work) Long ways Proper

    A1 All forward and back in lines holding hands
    All Cross over, ladies under mens arch, and turn.

    A2 Forward and back again, cross over again

    A3 Top couple gallop down and back, others clap
    A4 Tops then cast followed by others, tops form arch at bottom, others go through
    A5 All others now form arch, Top lady (at bottom) goes up through arch, gent goes up outside, Gent goes down middle, lady down outside
    A6 All swing (8 Bar swing)


    (5) Waves of Tory

    48 Bar Jigs
    5 couples Men on your right Long ways Proper

    A1 couples 1 & 2, 3 & 4 right hand star, bottom couple right hand turn, all forward and back in lines holding hands

    A2 couples 1 & 2, 3 & 4 left hand star, bottom couple left hand turn, all forward and back in lines holding hands

    A3 Top couple gallop down and back, others clap

    A4 Tops then cast followed by others, tops form arch at bottom, others go through

    A5 All others now form arch face down towards top couple, Top couple start dipping and diving, others joining in as top couple ‘activates them. All end up where they started to dip and dive in their progressed position.
    Note: couples must always dive when coming in at end of set








    (6) Nottingham Swing

    Longways for as many as will Horn pipes

    Number couples: ones have their backs to band, 2s face band.

    A1 No 1 man, no 2 lady right hand turn, taking a right arm elbow grip. STEP HOP, STEP HOP Etc.

    A2 No 2 man, no 1 lady right hand turn, taking a right arm elbow grip STEP HOP, STEP HOP Etc.

    A3. No 1 couples face down away from band and walk three steps down, turn single walk three steps back to where they started. Cast out around twos; drop in below them to take their place.

    A4. Ladies cross hands, gents hold partners in short cross handed grip. All swing partners with step hop


    Repeat dance but
    note all ones have new 2s, couples at extreme end of set miss one time through and then come in as opposite number.


    (7) Thady ye Gander
    Five couple set longways proper 48 bar Jigs

    A1 First couple gallop down middle of set, at bottom cross with partner, come back up out side to top of set
    B1 Top lady leads off men around behind her partner and other ladies
    B2 Top man then leads off ladies behind his partner and other men
    C1, 2 Top couple strip willow to bottom
    A2 All swing


    (8) The Willow Tree

    Eight couple long ways proper 48 Bar Jigs

    A1 Top couple gallop to bottom, man leaves partner and takes bottom lady back to place.

    A2 Bottom man takes top lady back and gallops to bottom with own partner.

    B1, 2 Both these end couples then strip willow till they meet at centre of set. They then form arches by forming a circle and holding hands up.

    A1 New end couples cast out, go into side arches, meet own partner , come out at own end

    A2 All swing

    (9) Drops of Brandy
    4 or 5 Couples longways proper Slip jigs step hop

    Top couple turn one and a half turns then man strips the willow to bottom of set.
    Lady strips to top of set
    Both strip to bottom, of set
    Next couple start stripping when first couple half way down joint strip

      Five couple set long ways proper 32 bar Jigs

      A1 Top man swing bottom lady
      A2 Bottom man swings top lady
      B1 Top couple strip to bottom
      B2 first man inside, leads his partner over heads of others all around set and then throws her up to top of set to swing new top man



      (11) Grimley Swap
      Circle , couple facing couple 32 Bar Polka

      A1 Circle left and right
      A2 Right and Left hand star
      B1 Right hand turn partner Left hand turn opposite
      B2 Hold on to opposite as new partner, polka around to meet new opposite couple



      (1 2) Duck the oyster
      Circle couple facing couple 32 Bars Hornpipes

      A1 Right and left star

      A2 First couple Half way under and back
      First couple duck the Oyster

      B1 Second couple Half way under and back
      First couple duck the Oyster

      B2 Forward and back and pass on.

      (Duck the oyster: All four hold hands and dont let go, first couple ducks under arms of second couple and then turn away from each other, going under own arms, dragging second couple through after them)

      (13) Winster Gallop
      Circle couple facing couple 32 Bar Polka

      A1 Right and left star
      A2 Anticlockwise couples separate to form a race track, clockwise couples gallop through them and round track, and back
      B1 Repeat with Anti clockwise couples galloping
      B2 Polka round opposite couple and move one place on



      (14) Cottagers Reel
      Circle couple facing couple 32 Bar Polka

      A1 Right and left star
      A2 North Country Ladies chain and back
      B1 Basket
      B2 Swing and change

      (15) Circassian
      Circle 32 Bar Jigs

      A1 All dance into the middle twice
      A2 Ladies go into the middle and clap
      Men go into the middle and clap
      B1 Men swing a lady
      B2 All promenade anti clockwise
      (16) Patacake Polka
      Circle- Men inside facing partner Little Brown jug

      A1 Ballroom hold. Mens left heel and toe heel and toe
      4 Chasseys anticlockwise

      A2 Repeat all back to place

      A3 Clap, right right right, left left, left

      A4 Swing next lady on left








      (17) The Waltz Country Dance
      Sicilian 40 Bar Waltz

      A1 Face opposite, balance forward and back, change places
      Face partners and repeat

      A2 Face opposite, balance forward and back, change places
      Face partners and repeat.

      A3 &4 Hands in ring of four, balance in and out pass lady from left to right, repeat four times till back to place.

      A5 Waltz around opposite couple and change places
      (18) Circle Waltz
      Circle 32 Bar waltz

      A1 Hands in circle, Waltz one step in, one out pass girl from left to right hand.
      Repeat three times

      A2 Face fourth girl, take both her hands balance in and out ,turn single
      Repeat facing opposite way

      A3 Ballroom hold, chassey 2 steps in 2 out and then Waltz new partner round






      (19) Dutch Waltz
      Circle men on inside 32 bar waltz


      A1 4 Sways 4 sasheys to left
      A2 4 Sways 4 sasheys to right
      A3 Men 2 side steps to centre and clap, whilst partner
      steps out and does same
      A4 Man twiddles/ spins partner under arm three times
      A5 Couple waltz around
      (20) Rebbecas Roundabout
      32 Bar Jig or Reel: One Gent Two Ladies

      Circle, Each trio radiating as spokes from the centre of a wheel

      A 1 Skip round anti clockwise holding hands (sixteen steps)
      A2 Circle three, left and right
      B1 Right hand star and Left hand star
      B2 The two ladies take one step forward, make an arch using both hands, the man dances through the arch,
      around the inside lady, through the arch around the outside lady, through the arch and onto the next pair of ladies




      (21) Dorsett Four hand Reel
      Two couples back to back

      A1 &2 Reel 3 & half times across set

      A3 &4 Men Step to each other then Partner
      Repeat four times then swing on extra B



      (22) Nine Pins

      Square set, extra person in the middle

      A1 Tops gallop across and back

      A2 Sides across and back

      B1 Tops circle left and right

      B2 Sides circle left and right

      A1, A2 Nine pin swings each lady in turn.

      B1 All five men hold hands and circle left, grab a lady when music stops


      (23) Farmers Quadrille

      Square 48 Bars

      A1 Circle left and right
      A2 Into middle and out twice
      B1 Top couple balance and swing
      B2 Active couple dosido couple on right, half right and left opposite couple
      A1 Dosido couple on right, half right and left home
      A2 All swing
      (24) La Russe
      Square Set Set Tune

      A1 Man moves behind partner, balance and swing next lady
      A2 Return to partner, balance and swing
      B1 Active couple carry on swinging
      B2 Active couple honour each couple in turn
      A1 Active couple dip under opposites, No two couple dip
      under their opposites
      A2 Repeat back to place
      B1 Circle left
      B4 Promenade home (Swing last time through)




      (25) The Twelvesome reel
      One Gent Two Ladies, each trio forming the side of a square
      A1 Head trios go forward and back, then forward the ladies swapping over and going back with the opposite man.
      A2 Repeat with side trios
      B1 All trios do a reel (hay on the side)
      B2 Men swing lady on right, then lady on right, then jump into next mans position on right.

      (26) The Hallow Square
      32 Bars Jigs or reels Four couple square set, ladies on mens right.

      Identify and number couples (couple no. one nearest band etc)

      A1 All circle left holding hands (4 Bars so quick), single file back the other way

      A2 All hold hands and into the middle (yelling), repeat

      B1 Active couple, only, crosses over, go between opposite couple, cross with partner, weave through other dancers on way home

      B2 All swing corner lady, (the one next to you who is not your partner) Swing Partners.

      Then with no two couple, 3,4, 1&3, 2&4, Then all











      (27) Cumberland Square eight

      Square set 64 Bars

      A1 Tops gallop across and back,
      A2 Sides the same
      B1 Tops right and left star
      B2 Sides the same
      A1 Tops basket
      A2 Sides Basket
      B1 Circle Left
      B2 Promenade home




      (28) Nine Pins

      Square set, extra person in the middle

      A1 Tops gallop across and back
      A2 Sides across and back
      B1 Tops circle left and right
      B2 Sides circle left and right
      A1, A2 Nine pin swings each lady in turn.
      B1 All five men hold hands and circle left, grab a lady when music stops
      (29) Hinkey Dinkey

      The head two ladies forward and back, parles vous
      The head two ladies docido, parles vous
      Docido your corners all, docido your partners all
      hinky dinky parles vous
      Swing your partners round and round,
      Swing your partner high and low,
      hinky dinky parles vous
      Promenade your partner all
      Promenade your partner round the room
      Hinky dinky parles vous

      Repeat: men, tops, sides, all





      (30) Whiplash
      Square 64 Bars

      A1 Men start as star with arms around partner (8bars)
      A2 Pivot ladies into middle for right hand star back (8bars)
      B1 No 1 man leads partner through middle of no 2 couple, round the lady and then the man, circle four with them (16bars)
      B2 No 1 man leads all three through middle of no 3 couple, round the lady and then the man; circle six with them (16bars)
      C1 No 1 man leads all five through middle of no 4 couple, round the lady and then the man, circle 8 with them (16bars)
      (31) Yorkshire Square Eight

      128 Bar Jigs or reels Square Set

      A1 Heads (Ballroom hold) Forward and Back, forward and change places.

      A2 Sides the same.

      A3 Heads repeat back to place

      A4 Sides repeat back to place

      B1. At the same time 1s & 2s together and 3s and 2s together, right and left star.
      B2 The same people then North Country ladies chain

      B3. At the same time 1s & 4s together and 2s and 3s together, right and left star.

      B4 The same people then North Country ladies chain.

      C1 & C2 Ladies into middle, clap, resume place, Men into middle turn to lady on their right and swing her.
      Promenade her to own place.

      C3 & C4. Repeat
      C5 & C6 Repeat
      C6 & C7 Repeat

      (32) Three Meet

      32 Bar Jigs

      1 man 2 ladies- thee facing three

      A1 Take hands forward and back and cross
      A2 Repeat to place
      B1 Circle left and right
      B2 Rings of three swing and change