Longways Set for Three Couples
Recorded Music: Vol. 12 A Playford Ball; Classic English Country Dances / CDS-8 Step Stately
A Partners lead up and fall back, set and turn single; repeat.
B1 1/2 hey (M2 & 1s, W2 & 3s); 2s complete hey to home place then 2-hand turn 1/2 WHILE ends 2-hand turn 1x, all ending improper.
B2 Repeat B1 except M2 going down and W2 up to start, ending proper.
A Partners Sharp siding, set and turn single; repeat.
B1 Circle 1/2 to a line (M2 & 1s, W2 & 3s), then balance back and forward; partners 2-hand turn until improper (2s turn 1-1/4).
B2 Repeat B1 except M2 going down and W2 up to start.
A Partners arm right, set and turn single; repeat, arming left.
B1 M1, W2 & M3 circle 1x, then 2s 2-hand turn 1x.
B2 W1, M2 & W3 circle 1x, then partners 2-hand turn 1x.
Longways Duple Minor, improper; Author: Gary Roodman
Recorded Music: Old Friends
A1 Men cast up or down outside WHILE women move up or down inside turning single, all to neighbor’s place; neighbors right hand turn 1x. Men change places on the diagonal, then women change places, and all face neighbor. 2 changes right and left (no hands), passing right with neighbor to start, to neighbor’s original place.
A2 Women go up or down outside WHILE men move up or down inside turning single, all to original place; neighbors right hand turn 1x. Women change places on the diagonal, then men change places, and all face neighbor. 2 changes of right and left (no hands), passing right with neighbor to start, to original place facing out.
B Neighbors lead away and change hands, then lead back and cross over with partner, turning right to face into set. Star right 1/2; with new neighbors star left 1x.
Longways Duple Minor; Author: Victor Skowronski
Recorded Music: Vol. 10 New Shoots
2As All move 1 place to left around minor set and balance into center & back; repeat in same direction.
B1 1st corner Chevron: M1 & W2 cross on the diagonal & face out (W1/M2 wait), then fall straight back WHILE W1 & M2 cast, all to partner’s original place.
B2 Partners 1/2 poussette clockwise & merge into line of 4, M1 & W2 facing in center. W1 W2 M1 M2
C1 Hey for 4, six changes, M1 & W2 passing left shoulder to start, until M1 & W2 face out improper & W1 & M2 face each other proper.
C2 M1 & W2 loop right 1/4 clockwise around ring WHILE W1 & M2 gypsy left 3/4 and face partner, then partners gypsy right 1-1/4 to own side, opening out for next no-hands circle.
Longways Duple Minor; Author: Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett
Recorded Music: Impropriety Vol. 3
A1 Hey for 4 on 1st diagonal, 7 changes, starting passing partner right shoulder until 2nd corners meet and 1st corners are almost home (7 bars); 1st corners cross to partner's place WHILE 2nd corners gypsy 3/4 and face neighbor on 2nd diagonal.
A2 Hey for 4, 6 changes, starting passing neighbor right, until 2nd corners just reach home and 1st corners follow, orbiting until are all progressed and improper.
B1 Circle left, then right.
B2 Partners left shoulder back-to-back; partners 2-hand turn 1-1/2 to original side.
Longways Duple Minor; Reconstructed by: Cecil Sharp
Recorded Music: Vol. 3 Simple Pleasures
A1 M1 & W2 right-hand turn 1x, then M1 & W1 left-hand turn 1x. All three circle RIGHT once.
A2 M2 & W1 left-hand turn 1x, then M2 & W2 right-hand turn. All three circle left once.
B1 1s lead down the middle, turn alone and return to form line of 4 facing up. ^M2 M1 W1 W2^
B2 4 in line move forward, up hall, then fall back and face across. All circle left once, 1s lead up through the 2s and cast back to progressed place.
Two Couple Set; Author: Colin Hume
Recorded Music: [tune: Grimstock] Nightcap; The Pride & Prejudice Collection
A1 Partners lead forward & fall back; opposites cross passing right, then all cast away to opposite’s place.
A2 Repeat from new position with new people: opposites lead forward & fall back, partners cross passing right, then all cast away into original diagonal’s place.
B Women change places (right); men change (right). Circle left once.
A1 Partners side-into-line right; partners cross passing right, then all cast away into partner’s place.
A2 Repeat from new position with new people: opposites side-into-line left; opposites cross passing left, then all cast away into original diagonal’s place.
B Partners 1/2 poussette, men forward to start; opposites 1/2 poussette, women forward to start.
A1 Partners arm right 1x ending men facing in & women out; women cast counterclockwise 1/2 around set to each other’s place WHILE men follow opposites through opposite’s place & back to their own.
A2 Repeat from new position with new people: opposites arm left 1x ending women facing in & men out; men cast clockwise 1/2 around set to each other’s place WHILE women follow partner through partner’s place & back to where they started the cast, all into original diagonal’s place.
B Right hand star; opposites 2-hand turn 1/2, then partners 2-hand turn 1/2.
Longways Triple Minor; Author: Pat Shaw
Recorded Music: Vol. 11 A New English Ball; Shades of Shaw; The Dances of Pat Shaw
A1 1s back to back, then long cast into 2nd place WHILE 2s wait 2 bars, back to back, and lead up WHILE 3s wait 4 bars, then back to back.
A2 All slip left, then right.
B1 1s turn right 3/4, then turn 1st corner left 1-1/8 and man face down, woman up.
Standing corners (W2&M3) turn left in the middle 1x WHILE 1s go through the end of the minor set and around 2nd corner position to middle place on own side (skip-change).
B2 1s turn left 3/4, then turn 2nd corner right 1-1/8 and man face up, woman down.
Standing corners (M2&W3) turn right in the middle 1x WHILE 1s go through the end of the minor set and around 1st corner position to middle place on own side (skip-change).
Longways Set Four Couples; Reconstructed by: Cecil Sharp
Recorded Music: Take a Dance
A&B Lead up & fall back; repeat. Set & turn single; repeat.
A 1s balance in to meet, slip down & turn around (M1 right, W1 left) to face 2s; 1s & 2s poussette diagonally out & partway back to each others place.
B 1s & 2s fall back & come forward; same partners 2-hand turn.
repeat as progressive longways, 1s leading, then 2s joining in, etc. until 4s reach top: 4, 3, 1, 2
A Partners Sharp siding 1/2 (left) & turn single, then Sharp siding back (right) & turn single.
B Top man (M4) balance into top of line facing down, then top woman (W4) balance in to face him on beat 2, followed in turn by everyone else (next man, next woman, etc.) until all in line facing partner.
A Partners arm right, then left.
B Slip left 4x, slip right 8x, and slip left 4x to reform line.
A Top man balance out to own side, then top woman, followed by each in turn (next man, next woman, etc.) until all are back in longways set.
2Bs Progressive grand right & left, starting with top couple, all the way around the set.
All honor partner.
Longways Duple Minor; Reconstructed by: Andrew Shaw
Recorded Music: Farnicle Huggy
A Quick: 1s cross, go below and face up WHILE 2s meet, lead up and turn out to face down; neighbors back to back, 1s between 2s to start; 1s 1/2 fig-8 up WHILE 2s go down outside and lead up; partners 2-hand turn once.
B1 Leisurely: 1s lead down through new 2s and cast back.
B2 2s lead down through original 1s and cast back.
Longways Duple Minor; Reconstructed by: Jacqueline Schwab; Nicholas Broadbridge
Recorded Music: Vol. 1 Favorites of Boston Centre; A Walsh Ball
A1 1st corners cast behind neighbor, pass left WHILE going up or down middle, and cast right around partner to corner’s place.
A2 2nd corners do the reverse: cast behind partner, go up or down middle passing each other right, and cast left around neighbor to corner’s place.
B1 All fall back, cross passing partner right and going beyond set then, then turn right and move in to face partner. All right and left without hands, partner’s passing right shoulder to start, 4 changes.
B2 M1 & W2 change places passing LEFT, then W1 & M2 change places passing RIGHT; all circle left 1x to partner’s original place. 1s cast down and 2-hand turn 1/2 WHILE 2s 2-hand turn 1-1/2 moving up.
Longways Duple Minor; Reconstructed by: Andrew Shaw
Recorded Music: Vol, 8 By Choice; Mr. Kynaston’s Famous Dance
A1 All no-hands circle clockwise 1/2 around set, then go diagonally forward into center and turn single left out to minor set, clapping once on 2nd beat of bar 8.
A2 All no-hands circle counter-clockwise 1/2 around set, then go diagonally forward into center and turn single right to original place, clapping once on 2nd beat of bar 8.
B1 1s cast 1 place as 2s move up; partners set. All right and left with hands, 2 changes, starting right with and ending close to partner.
B2 Joining hand with neighbor fall back while setting, then partners change places and face each other. 1s right-hand turn 1x moving down 1 place as 2s cast.
Longways Duple Minor, improper; Author: Tom Cook
Recorded Music: Vol. 11 A New English Ball
A Women right-hand turn 3/4 WHILE men cast, all into neighbor’s place. Men left-hand turn 1/2, then partners step right and honor. Reverse from new places: men right-hand turn 3/4 WHILE women cast to original place, all to current neighbor’s place. Women left-hand turn 1/2, then neighbors step right and honor.
B Neighbors back to back left shoulder; partners back to back right shoulder. Neighbors right-hand turn 1x. Partners 2-hand turn 1/2, then fall back to progressed place.