A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Postie's Jig

Set dance, 4 couples
Difficulty:  2
Style:  Scottish
longways duple proper

A1: The two ends are working couples.  These couples set and cast to middle (middles move out to be new ends); working couples, half-figure-8 through the new ends.
A2: Working couples take inside hands and cross (men make arch), turn nearer end person with nearer arm to face up or down; cross again (bottoms make arch), and turn nearer end person to face across.
B1: Ditto across (men arch); ditto up/down (bottoms arch).
B2: Working couples half rights and lefts, then short swing with partner.

Colin says   I've seen this done with "gates" (the end people moving backwards) but that's not how the Scottish version goes - it's an arm turn, either right to right or left to left.  I don't think the Scots have a "gate" move.