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Square, competitive mixer
Start in a square with one person, the ninepin, in the centreA1:
Heads galop across and back (ninepin tries to dodge).A2:
Sides do that.B1 & 2:
Ninepin briefly swings each woman (or man, if appropriate) in turn and that person moves to centre. End with all 4 women (or men) in centre plus the ninepin.A1 etc:
All the five people in the middle circle L while the four outside circle R. Caller stops music suddenly and the people in the middle compete to grab a partner.
Music: Brisk reels/jigs. Agree with band how to stop.