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The Ploughboy

Formation: Set dance, 3 couples, longways proper
Difficulty:  2
Style:  English

A1: Top 2 couples balance twice and swing; end facing down as couples with the man on the left.
A2: 1s and 2s lead down (2s will be in front).  Turn as couples and lead back; 1s cast to middle place.
B1: Top 2 couples (2s and 1s) right hand star, left hand star.
B2: Bottom 2 couples (1s and 3s) - 1st corners cross, 2nd corners cross; circle half way, then 1s peel out of the circle and cast to bottom as 3's lead up into middle place.

1st corners are usually 1st man and 2nd woman, 2nd corners are 1st woman and 2nd man.  In this dance, however, because the 1s have moved one place down, it's 1st man and 3rd woman, then 1st woman and 3rd man.

Music:  Own tune (The Curly-Headed Ploughboy) or other 32-bar reels.
Thumbnail:  Swing, down and back, stars, corners cross, circle and cast.