A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Ninepins

Square, competitive mixer
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English
Start in a square with one person, the ninepin, in the centre

A1: 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.