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Set dance, Fun-style mixer
Longways, facing your partnerA1:
All make a two-handed arch and, keeping the arches up, the lines take four sideways steps up then four steps down. Repeat.A2:
Drop the arches. Right hand turn partner; left-hand turn partner.B1:
Clap with partner: together together right right, together together left left; together together both both; in front, behind, in front, behind partner.B2:
All swing then step one place left (opposite direction from partner!). This leaves a spare man at the top and a spare woman at the bottom. During A1 they burrow through the arches and when they meet they pop up and rejoin the dance.
One of those dances that's fun for a while then gets boring - you have to judge when to stop. Good with a crowd that know each other well enough to fool around.
Music: jigs or reels, not too fast