A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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OXO Reel

Author:  John Tether
Formation: Set dance, 6 couples
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English
Longways proper

A1: Lines fwd and back.  Tops galop to bottom.
A2: Lines fwd and back.  2s galop to bottom.
B1: Top 2 couples circle L; bottom 2 couples circle R; middle 2 right hand star.  OXO ! Then back the other way.
B2: 2nd couple (now at bottom) galop to top; all swing.

The above is the version I have most often encountered.  Original version (by John Tether):

A1: Lines fwd and back.  Forward again, men arch, women duck under.
A2: As A1 but women duck under.
B1: Top 2 couples circle L; bottom 2 couples circle R; middle 2 right hand star.  OXO ! Then back the other way.
B2: Top couple galop to bottom; all swing.


Music:  jigs or reels