Couples around the room facing anti-clockwise, lady on the man’s right.
4/4 or 6/8 marches.
(Bars 1-2): Right hands joined over lady’s shoulder (man’s arm behind her back) and left hands joined at the front, walk forward for four steps, starting on your right foot.
(Bars 3-4): Still moving in the same direction, and without letting go, pivot on the spot to face the opposite direction (so left hand is behind the lady and right hand is in front) and take four steps backwards. (So it’s 8 steps in same direction but 4 forward and 4 in reverse!)
(Bars 5-8): Repeat in the opposite direction.
(Bars 9-12): Drop left hands, hold lady’s right hand in yours above her head. The lady turns round and round under the man’s hand as the man walks forward for 8 beats of the music.
(Bars 13-16): Into ballroom hold, polka round the room for 8 beats.