> We did this dance at our group meeting last night and got into some > argument about how it should be done. We've been doing it for some time, > and many of our group members are familiar with it from other places, but > no-one seems to have the original instructions, or indeed, ever to have > seen the original instructions. It's all word of mouth and memory. > > Anyway, our questions are: > > Bars 17-24 Do the ladies chase one place round, turn their partners and > then chase one more place round, ending having progressed a place, or do > the ladies chase half way round the circle each time, ending back in > original places?
First variant. One place each time. The Men are travelling 2 places.
> Bars 25-32 Set and circle one place round? Circle two places round? > Circle half way round?
Circle half way each time.
> Various combinations of the above work in terms of the progression, but > what do the original instructions say.
My answers are based on the original instructions. (not that I have them exactly
to hand at the moment, but...)