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Beaux of Albany
Longways, American contra dance
Longways triple minor, all properA1:
1s and 2s balance and swing with partner.A2:
1s and 2s follow each other down the centre; each turns as a couple and come back home. 1s cast to second place (progression).B1:
Top two couples, right hand star; left hand star.B2:
Bottom two couples right and left through.
The inactive couples are alternately 2s and 3s. A 2nd couple arriving at the top waits out 2 turns before coming in as 1s; at the bottom, a 1st couple finding itself with only one other couple to dance with should either dance with a ghost couple in 3rd place, to get the progression, or else simply change places with that one couple.
On the Progressions page I will (eventually) give an explanation of the triple-minor progression.
Music: 32-bar reels