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Author:  Ron Coxall, from 'Roles'
Formation: Sicilian circle
Difficulty:  2
Style:  English

A1: In fours, circle left; do-si-do partner.
A2: Right-hand star; do-si-do person opposite.
B1: Take 2 hands with opposite person.  Each linked couple goes 8 steps around either the inner or the outer circle, the women pushing and steering and the men trusting and hoping.  Then swing, finishing with man on left.
B2: Back the other way, women still steering, men still trusting.  Swing own partner and turn to face new couple.

The steering is hard to explain, hence difficulty = 2.

Music:  32-bar jigs or reels
Thumbnail:  Circle L, do-si-do Partner; circle R, do-si-do Opposite; form pairs and woman steers couple round and back.