UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES

Music: 8 x 32 bar jig.

Longways set. Four couple dance.

1 - 8 1st couple joining both hands eight slip steps down the middle of the set, and back to places, whilst the 4th couple slip step up the middle and down, the couple dancing down the set making an arch over the couple dancing up each time.

9 -16 2nd girl joining both hands with 3rd girl, and 2nd boy joining both hands with 3rd boy, slip step across to each other's places and back again, the girls making an arch for the boys on bars 9-12, and the boys making the arch for the girls on bars 13-16.

17-24 All cast off on own sides, 1st couple meeting and making an arch on bar 20.
2nd, 3rd and 4th couples lead up under the arch.

25-32 Right hands round and back.

Repeat with new top couple.

Note: This dance is intended to be performed in a fairly wide set.

Beyond the Black Stump - Sheila Gradon