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Dashing White Sergeant

The Dashing White Sergeant


Three facing three around the room, man between two ladies or lady between two men.


The Dashing White Sergeant – 32 bar reels.

Dance Steps

  1. (Bars 1-8): Join up in a circle of 6 and circle round to the left for 8 steps (4 bars) and back to the right.

  2. (Bars 9-12): The person in the middle turns to the person on their right and sets to them (SHOOGLES!!), then turns them once round right hand (variation – both hands). The other partner stands still.

  3. (Bars 13-16): Repeat with the other partner.

  4. (Bars 17-24): Using elbow grip, turn 1st partner, then 2nd partner, then 1st partner, then 2nd partner. (Variation – dance a reel of three, giving left shoulder to 1st partner to start).

  5. (Bars 25-28): In the lines of three, advance towards each other “forward, two, three, HOOCH!!” Then “back, two, three, HOOCH!!”.

  6. (Bars 29-32): Both lines dance forwards, one line raising their hands in an arch and the other line dancing underneath, and dance on, for a count of 8 beats of the music, to meet the next set of three coming in the other direction.

Repeat with new three. If the dance-floor is not wide enough, the dance can be done in lines and for the last part of the dance 3 go under (or over) 2 bridges leaving 2 lots of 3 at each end.
(Don’t worry!! We’ll show you at the gig!)