A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Suicide Square

Set dance, simple, fun
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English
Big square - partners side by side around the four walls, roughly equal numbers on each wall

A1: Head ends of the room take ballroom hold and galop 8 steps forward, 8 steps back back, preferably right across the room.
A2: Sides ditto.
B1: Balance and swing partners.
B2: Men make an inner circle facing out and moving to their left (clockwise), Women make an outer circle moving to their left (anticlockwise) - then grab a new partner in time for A1!  (Lost people go the centre.)

This is a wild dance for a knees-up in a big squarish room.

Music:  32-bar jigs or reels with energy