Couples around the room facing anti-clockwise, Lady on the man’s right. Man has his right arm around lady’s waist. Lady has her left hand on the man’s right shoulder.
2/4 pipe marches. (sometimes done with 6/8 marches but only for big jessies…). We sometimes play Oh Mary Don’t You Weep for this dance. It really swings!
(Bars 1-2): Walk forward for three steps and hop (or kick).
(Bars 3-4): Walk backwards for three steps and hop.
(Bars 5-6): Move sideways, 4 steps away from your partner (for a count of 4 beats – men towards the centre, ladies towards the outside) and clap.
(Bars 7-8): Back towards your partners for a count of 4 beats (4 steps) and join in ballroom hold.
(Bars 9-12): In ballroom hold, 2 steps to the man’s left, lady’s right, then 2 steps back in opposite direction.
(Bars 13-16): Use four step-hops to polka anti-clockwise round the room for 8 beats.