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Sibyl's Roundabout Author: Les Wooton, published in English Dance and Song Spring 1972
Formation: Big circle, mixer
All in big circle, women on parter's rightA1:
All go into the middle 4 steps and out; all go in again, men stay (but turn round, in 4 steps) and women fall back in 4 steps.A2:
Do si do partner; chassay 2 steps on your own (i.e. not holding partner) to your own left, then chassay 2 steps to your right (note that men and women go opposite ways).B1:
Give left hand to partner and right hand to neighbour to make a wavy circle with men facing out and balance forward and back; allemande left 1/2 with person in your left hand (your partner), to make another wave with men facing in and balance forward and back. Allemande right 1/2 with person in your right hand (your partner+1 -- note this person) and pass by them briefly to meet someone coming your way (your partner+2).B2:
Allemande left with the one coming towards you all the way round; go back to the one you noted (new partner) and swing.
tell them to smile or wink at their new partner after they've done the two chassays left, as this will remind them which one they're going to swing.
Music: 32-bar reels