A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Chanctonbury Ring

Big circle, mixer
Difficulty:  2
All in big circle, women on partner's right

A1: Long circle left.
A2: Into the middle and back; again.
B1: Balance in line and men pass left hand woman to their right, under the man's arm.
OR (easier to explain):
B1: All balance twice and woman roll past to other side of man on their right.  Repeat.
B2: With new partner chassay 2 steps into the middle, 2 steps back out.  Swing.

The dance was written as a thank-you to Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men.  "Tradition says, if you run around Chanctonbury Ring seven times on May Eve, the Devil will come out and grant whatever you wish".  Thanks to Peter Chadbund for this info.

Music:  jigs