A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Cumberland Square Eight

Square
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English

A1: Heads galop across in ballroom hold (men back-to-back); return (women back-to-back).
A2: Sides ditto.
B1: Heads right hand star, left hand star.
B2: Sides ditto.
C1: Heads basket.
C2: Sides ditto.
D1: All circle left (16 steps).
D2: All promenade partners anticlockwise to place.

Baskets are fun but be careful: people with bad backs, especially short women, can get hurt.  (My wife now refuses to do this dance.) Also, if you choose to let the women have their legs fling out, make sure there's enough room not to kick people

Music:  64 bar reels or 2x32.  Here are a couple of popular choices.