“No-hands” for small groups

Small ECD groups across the country are starting to talk about how to restart dancing in this time of CORVID-19, when the lock-downs and stay at home orders end.
We will not have to wait for BSAC to open, for us to do some small group dancing again.

    • Small groups, 2 to 4 couples at most?
    • Outdoors (patios, yards, driveways, parks, etc.)
    • Wear masks!
    • No hand holds!
    • No arming!

Here are some ‘No Hands’ dances by our callers: (updated 8/1)

A Dance for Mars – No Hands
Modified from A Dance for Mars by Tom Senior (2014)
Tune: Mars Jig by Mady Newfield (AABB, 32 bar Jig)
3 couples longwise
Count in (Steps)
A1 1-4 (8) M1 cast to second place followed by W1. 2s moving up on bars 3 & 4.
A1 5-8 (8) 1s & 3s no hands circle CW once around.
A2 1-4 (8) 1s & 2s, no hands circle CCW once around.
A2 5-8 (8) M1 cast to third place followed by W1, 3s moving up on bars 7 & 8.
B1 (4) 1-2 Partners cross Left shoulder
B1 3-4 (4) turn single Right
B1 5-6 (4) Partners cross Right shoulder
B1 7-8 (4) turn single Left
B2 1-4 (8) Lines come forward and fall back
B2 5-8 (8) All Gipsy partner (right shoulder walk around) once around.

The Alderman’s Hat (Don’t Touch It)
DM c 1700, Thompson 1775, Adaption by Bob Olson
Recording: Coleman & Smith, The Apted &
3 Couples longways set – [Originally a triple minor]
2 step per bar
A1 1-4 invert the set from the top (1’s cast to bottom, 2’s lead to
top & cast back to middle, 3’s lead up)
5-8 partners B-2-B
9-10 clap 3 times
A2 1-4 invert the set from the top
5-8 partners B-2-B
9-10 clap 3 times
B1 1-8 1st woman, followed by her partner, casts off and dances round
the set, below the 3’s & round the 3rd man to 2nd place
9-10 All clap 3 times
B2 1-8 1s & 2s 4 changes circular hey
9-10 All clap 3 times whilst 1’s slip to bottom

Alice – No Hands
Music: “Siciliano” 3/4
Recording: Bare Necessities, Mrs. Beveridge’s Triumph
2 or more Couples
Count in beats (steps)
A1 1-4 (6) 1st corners set,
(6) Change places by R-shoulder.
A2 1-4 (6) 2nd corners set,
(6) Change places by R-shoulder.
B 1-2 (6) All fall back with two single steps [without taking hands!]
3-4 (6) cross over passing R-shoulder with partner;
5-8 (12) turn alone into single file circle and go CW once around (3 steps per side)
9-12 (12) Walk around partner by R-shoulder, 1s and 2s have now switched parts.

Antonio’s Maggot   
by Bob Olson     2018
Music: Dancing Vivaldi (Double Violin Con. Op.3, No. 8 arranged by Van Kaynor)
Recording by The Moving Violations on Elasticity   – ABCD   32 bars    5x
2 or more Couples
A 1-4: Neighbors R-shoulder siding
A 5-8: Partners L-shoulder siding
B 1-8: Partners back to back
B 5-8: Neighbors back to back
C 1-8: starting with neighbor 4-changes circular hey
D 1-2: 1st corners change
D 3-4: 2nd corners change
D 5-6: Partners change
D 7-8: 3/4 cloverleaf turn-single in (to end facing new set and neighbor)

Barbarini’s Tambourine – No hands
Tune: the same, quarter note = 115-125, 2/4
Recording: Bare Necessities, Nightcap
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A1 (16) 1st corners cast around neighbors (man down, woman up), then half figure eight around standing neighbors to end in opposite corners place. (This is all one sinuous motion. When passing in the middle, go L shoulders.)
A2 (16) 2nd corners cast around partners (in neighbor’s place), then half figure eight to end in opposite corners place. (Pass R in the middle.)
B1 (8) Not taking hands, lines fall back, come forward and cross over with partner, passing R shoulder.
(8) R-shoulder back-to-back with neighbor;
(8) R shoulder back-to-back with partner.
B2 (16) Circular hey, 4 steps per change, starting with partner.
(8) Partners walk around by R, 1s and 2s have now switched parts.

Dancing Across the Atlantic – No Hands
Loretta Holz (2005) modified by Carol Olson
Music: Dancing up a Storm by Charlene Thomson
Recording: Dancing Across the Atlantic, Sande Gillette and Brad Reynolds
2 or more Couples
In (Steps)
A1 (16) M1 followed by W1 dance L-shoulder around W2, R-shoulder around M2 to end above, Improper.
A2  (16) W2 followed by M2 dance L-shoulder around W1, R-shoulder around M1 to end below, Improper.
B1  (8) M1 and W2, facing, place R-hand on own L-upper arm, place L-hand on own R-upper arm, change places, passing R-shoulders
(8) Back to Back Partner (on the side)
B2  (8) M2 and W1 facing, place R-hand on own L-upper arm, place L-hand on own R-upper arm, change places, passing R-shoulders
(8) Back to Back Partner (across)

Drapers’ Gardens – No Hands
Tune: “Margravine’s Waltz”, quarter note = 120, 3/4
Recording: Bare Necessities’, Simple Pleasures
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A1 (6) 1st corners set forward
(6) turn single R.
(12) 1st corners walk around R shoulders back to place.
A2 (24) 2nd corners repeat A1.
B (6) W facing, change places by R-shoulder.
(6) M the same.
(12) Circle all 4 single file to L 1/2 way (CW)
(12) Circular hey, 2 changes, starting with partner R, 6 steps per change
(12) 1st couple lead up, no hands, through 2nd couple and cast down to new place, 1s and 2s have now switched parts.

The Duchess Of Kent’s Waltz – No Hands
Adapted from The Duke of Kent’s by Elizabeth Goossen
The tune: The Duke of Kent’s Waltz, 3/4, quarter note =120
recording: Pride & Prejudice collection, vol 1., The Pemberley Players
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A1 (12) Star R, arms out but no touching
(12) Star L, arms out but no touching, returning to place
A2 (12) 1st couple, facing, two waltz side-steps, down center and back.
while 2s, facing, two waltz steps back and two waltz steps to return to place.
(12) 1st couple a big cast down to 2nd place, 2s leading up on last 6 steps.
B (6) 1s cross R-shoulders while 2s set
(6) 2s cross R-shoulders while 1s set
(6) 1s cross back to place L-shoulders while 2s set
(6) 2s cross back to place L-shoulders while 1s set
(12) 1st corners walk around by R-shoulders
(12) 2nd corners walk around by L-shoulders
Repeat dance, 1s & 2s having switched parts.

Fuzzy Thinking – No Hands
By Bob Olson, Mod. for “No Hands” (2020) – Org. Fuzzy Thinking (2016)
Tune: Aislin’s Jig by ©Ruth Anne Fraley (2004)    AABBCC   6x    9/8
Recording: Roguery on CD “Impropriety Vol. 1”  Play at ~110% speed
3 Couple set
Bars (steps)
A 1-2 (6) Set (R & L)
A 3-6 (12) Partner turn Left-hand around
A 7- 8 (6) Turn single Right
BC 1-16 (48) Mens short sheepskin hey
A 1-2 (6) Set
A 3-6 (12) Partner turn Right-hand around
A 7-8 (6) Turn single Left
BC 1-16 (48) Women’s short sheepskin hey
Note: Dance 3 times through.

Handless Heys in Time 
Sandra Mottner adaption of Liz Donaldson, 2011
Tune: “Hazelfern Jig” Liz Donaldson 2000
Recording: Liz Donaldson, English Echoes, Vol. II
2 or more Couples
A1 1-8 1st lady hey with the men (pass 2nd man left)
A2 1-8 1st man hey with the ladies (pass 2nd lady right)
B1 1-4 Neighbor mirror B-2-B (1s inside to start)
B1 5-8 Neighbor mirror B-2-B (2s inside to start)
B2 1-2 Dance left in minor set 2 places
B2 3-4 Partner set (end facing neighbor)
B2 5-8 Circular hey (3 changes, start neighbor)

The Hole In The Wall – No hands
Tune: the same, 3/2, half note = 88
recording: Bare Necessities, Simple Pleasures
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (6) 1s casts down, round 2s (who just stand there)
(6) 1s leads up the centre to place, no hands
A2 (6) 2s casts up, round 1s (who just stand there)
(6) 2s leads down to place, no hands
B (6) 1st corners change places, falling back on last 3 steps.
(6) 2nd corners change places, same way
(6) Circle L single file 1/2 way (CW).
(6) 1s casts down, while 2s leads up, no hands.

In the Fields in Frost and Snow – No Hands
Tune: the same, 2/2, half note = 90
Recording: Kindred Spirits, Winter Still
2 or more Couples
Counts (in steps)
A1 (4) 1s cross, passing R-shoulders
(4) then cast down into 2nd place, 2s moving up (no hands).
A2 (4) 1s cross, passing L-shoulders
(4) then cast up to 1st place, 2s moving down (no hands)
B1 (4) Facing in on the diagonal, all 4 move forward a double toward the center point
(4) then fall back to place
(4) All four turn single R
(4) then circle single file L 1/2 way (CW)
B2 (4) 1st corners change places
(4) 2nd corners change places
(4) All set R & L to partner
(4) 1s cast into 2nd place, the 2s moving up (no hands)
Repeat the dance (1s and 2s have changed parts).

Indian Summer – No Hands
Music: Susan’s Waltz
Recording: Bare Necessities, An Invitation to Waltz
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (6) 1st corners set forward
(6) turn single R
(12) 1st corners walk around by R-shoulder returning to place
(6) 2nd corners set forward
(6) turn single R
(12) 2nd corners walk around by R-shoulder returning to place
B1 (6) Balance in and out, moving one place to the L, no hands
(6) Balance in and out, moving one place to the L, no hands
(6) Partners set R and L
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulders
(12) Circle R single file (CW)
(12) Circle L single file (CCW) to new positions.
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts.

The Irish Howle – No hands
Recording: Alan Thomson, Eric Buddington & Eric Martin from YouTube.
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A 1-4 (16) W2 hey with the 1s (start L shoulder w/ M1)
5-8 (16) M2 hey with the 1s (start R shoulder w/ W1)
9 (4) 1st corners change R-shoulder
10 (4) 2nd corners change R-shoulder
11-12 (8) All single file CW back home
13-14 (8) Partners walk around R-shoulders
15-16 (8) 1s long cast, 2s lead up

Irish Lamentation – No Hands
Modified by Carol Olson based on Colin Hume 1995 interpretation
Recording: Bare Necessities, Take a Dance
2 or more Couples
In (Steps)
A1 (6) 1st corners set
(6) 1st corners turn single R
(12) 1st corners walk around R-shoulder.
A2 (6) 2nd corners set
(6) 2nd corners turn single R
(12) 2nd corners walk around R-shoulder.
B1 (12) 1s cast, go well down the outside, turn in.
(12)1s cast back to place.
(12) 1s cross; go below the twos, who move up NO hands
(12) 1s half figure eight up.
B2 (24) 4 changes of circular hey NO hands (6 steps each side)
(12) Partners R-shoulder walk around
(12)Partners L-shoulder walk around

JACK’S MAGGOT – No Hands
Tune: the same, cut time, half note = 116
recording: The Pemberley Players, Pride & Prejudice collection, vol 1
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (16) 1st man hey with the two ladies, passing 2nd lady right shoulder. The ladies complete the hey while the man takes a wide turn to get home.
A2 (16) 1st lady hey with the two men, passing 2nd man left. As above, everyone ending at home.
B1 (8) Circle L single file, all 4 (CW)
(8) Circle R single file, all 4 (CCW), ending at home
B2 (4) 1st corners change.
(4) 2nd corners change.
(4) Circle L, all 4, single file, 1/2 way (CW)
(4) 1s cast down, 2s lead up (no hands).
Repeat dance as many times as will, 1s and 2s changing parts each time.

Katharine Street – No Hands
Recording: Roguery, Seattle Ball 2017
2 or more Couples
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (8) Neighbors R-shoulder Back-to-Back
(8) Partners R-shoulder Back-to-Back
A2 (8) Neighbors walk around R-shoulder back to place
(8) Partners walk around R-shoulder back to place
B1 (4) All set advancing on diagonal
(4) turn single R to place, clapping on last step
(8) Circle L, all 4, single file, once round (CW) (large steps or skipping required)
B2 (8) 1s cross down and cast up
While 2s cast up and cross down.
(4) 1s lead down, no hands, to 2nd place as 2s cast up
(4) Partners cross by R-shoulders

Kill Him With Kindness – No Hands
Tune: the same, 3/2, half note = 98 -102
Recording: Telemann Society Orchestra, English Country Dancing
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A1 1-2 (3) Neighbors lead out to own wall, no hands
(3) turn toward each other.
3-4 (3) Neighbors lead back no hands
(3) Partners cross R-shoulders.
A2 1-2 (3) Neighbors lead out to partner’s wall, no hands
(3) turn toward each other.
3-4 (3) Neighbors lead back no hands
(3) Partners cross R-shoulders
B 1-2 (6) All four circle L single file 1/2 way (CW)
3-4 (6) Cloverleaf turn single, (1s down, 2s up)
5-8 (12) Circular hey, 3 changes of rights and lefts no hands, starting with neighbor, about 4 steps per change
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s have switched parts.

Lambs On Green Hill – No hands
Music: Ned of the Hill (Irish Traditional) “Eamonn An Chnoic” , 3/4
Recording: Lambs On Green Hill, Celtic Fairy Lullaby, 2002
2 or more Couples
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (6) 1s cast down (2s stay)
(12) 1s half figure 8 up
(6) 1s lead up no hands, falling into partner’s place
A2 (6) 2s cast up (1s stay)
(12) 2s half figure 8 down
(6) 2s lead down no hands, falling into partners place
B1 (6) Facing on diagonal toward center, balance in and out no hands
(6) All four, Circle L single file ½ way (CW)
(6) Partners balance forward and back, no hands
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulder
B2 (12) All four, circle R single file, ALL THE WAY (CCW)
(6) Partners balance forward and back, no hands
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulder
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s have changed parts.

Lovely Nancy – No hands
Tune: same, 3/4, quarter note = 105
Recording: Bare Necessities, Simple Pleasures
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (6) 1s set forward to partner
(6) 1s turn single R back to place.
(12) W1 cast, followed by partner, finishing in 2nd place improper, 2s moving up on last 6 steps.
A2 (24) 2s the same, all ending home improper.
B1 (12) Men lead through women, no hands, casting back to improper places.
(12) Clapping on 1st step, all circle L single file ALL THE WAY ROUND (CW)
B2 (12) Women lead through men, no hands, casting back to place.
(6) All clapping on 1st step, circle L single file 1/2 way (CW)
(6) Turn single L
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s have switched parts.

Mendocino Redwood – No Hands
Tune: Woodland Walk
Recording: Bare Necessities, Mrs. Beveridge’s Triumph
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (8)  Partners up a double and back, no hands
(8) 2s 1/2 figure 8 up through the 1s
A2 (8) Partners down a double and back, no hands
(8) 1s 1/2 figure 8 down through the 2s
B1 (8)  All 4, circle L single file, about once round (CW)
(8) Turning, circle R single file, back to improper positions
B2 (4) 1st corners [in 2nd corner position] change L shoulder
(4) 2nd corners [in 1st corner position] change R shoulder
(8) Partners walk around once by R-shoulder, ending facing up.
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having changed parts.

Mile of Smiles – No hands
Recording: Goldcrest, The Goldcrest Collection
2 or more Couples
Counts (in steps)
A1 (4) 1st Corners set forward,
(4) turn single R back to place
(8) 1st corners walk around R-shoulder back to place.
A2 (16) 2nd Corners the same
B (8) W1 casts down, leading Partner to 2nd place improper, while 2s move up on last 4 steps
(8) Neighbors walk around by R-shoulder, once around
(8) W2 cast down, leading Partner to 2nd place improper, while 1s move up on last 4 steps
(4) All circle L single file 1/2 way (CW)
(4) all turn single L
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s having changed parts.

Moon Shadows – You Can’t Touch
by Bob Olson   (2017), Mod. 2020
Tune: Call It A Night by Julie King     3/4
Recording: KGB, Contra-intelligence
2 or more Couples
Count in beats (steps)
A1 (12) 1st corners (M1 & W2) R-shoulder walk around (Gypsy) approx. 1-1/2.
(12) Cast around neighbor & back to place.
A2 (12) 1st corners (M1 & W2) R-shoulder back to back, turning out when
left shoulders meet while 2nd corners (M2 & W1) orbit.
(6) No hands Circle to left halfway round
(6) Partners cross by right.
B1 (12) 1st corner position (M2 & W1) R-shoulder walk around  approx. 1-1/2.
(12) Cast around neighbor & back to place.
B2 (12) 1st corner position (M2 & W1) R-shoulder back to back, turning out at end while  2nd corner position (M1 & W2) orbit.
(12) No hands Circle to left once round.

Moonflower – No hands
Tune: same by Rachel Bell, 3/4
Recording: Old World Charm School, You Tube
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (12) 1st corners set R & L, turn single R back to place.
(12) All circle L single file BACK TO PLACE (CW)
A2 (12) 2nd corners set L & R, turn single L back to place.
(12) All circle R single file BACK TO PLACE (CCW)
B1 (6) Facing on the diagonal toward the center, all balance in and out
(6) Partners change places, W passing on the inside.
(6) Facing on the diagonal toward the center, all balance in and out
(6) Neighbors change places, W passing on the inside.
B2 (12) Partners long Back-to-back
(6) Partners change passing R-shoulders.
(6) Cloverleaf turn single, 1s down, 2s up.
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having changed parts.

Ore Boggy – No Hands
Modified to be NO hands by Robert Campbell (2020)
Tune: Ore Boggy
Recording: Bare Necessities, By Choice
2 or more Couples
A1 (8 steps) 1s lead down (no hands) through 2s and cast back up to place
A1 (8 steps) 1s R-shoulder Gypsy (walk around)
A2 (8 steps) 2s lead up (no hands) through 1s and cast back down to place
A2 (8 steps) 2s R-shoulder Gypsy (walk around)
B1 (8 steps) 1s cross and go below, 2s moving up on last 4 steps
B1 (8 steps) 1s half figure 8 around 2s
B2 (16 steps) 4 changes of a circular hey starting with partner (4 steps per change)

Polka Dot – No Hands
Modified by Carol Olson
Music: Polka Dot to “Chrysalis”, Bare Necessities, Impropriety Vol 3
5 people – a diamond with #1 in middle facing music (pitcher), #2-5 at points of diamond: #2 at top of diamond with back to the music (catcher), going counterclockwise #3 L-shoulder to music (1st base), #4 at bottom of diamond facing music (2nd base), #5 with R-should to music (3rd base)
In (steps)
A1 (16) #1, 2 and 4 R-shoulder hey for three starting with #1 & 2, up & down hall
A2 (16) #1 flow into hey for three, L-shoulder across with #3 & #5, starting w/ #3
B1 (8) #1 & 2 set; change places passing R-shoulder
(8) #2 & 3 set; change places passing R-shoulder
B2 (8) #3 & 4 set; change places passing R-shoulder
(8) #4 & 5 set; change places passing R-shoulder
Repeat dance 4 more times from new positions until all have returned home.

PORTSMOUTH – No Hands
Modified by Carol Olson
Recording: The Broadside Band, English Country Dances
2 or more Couples
In (steps)
A1 (16) 1st man crosses to hey w/ 1st & 2nd women, passing 2nd woman by R shoulder, all ending home.
A2 (16) 1st lady heys w/ 1st & 2nd men, passing 2nd man by L-shoulder, all ending home.
B1 (8) 1st couple cross by R shoulder & go outside down below 2nd couple, who lead up no hands
(8) 1st couple half figure-8 up through 2nd couple.
B2 (16) All circular hey, 4 changes, no hands, starting R-shoulder to partner, 4 steps per change.

Rafe’s Waltz – No hands
recording: Shira Kammen, The Castle of the Holly King
2 or more Couples
In (steps)
A1 (6) 1st corners set to each other, do not move forward,
(6) then change places passing R-shoulders.
(6) 2nd corners set to each other, do not move forward,
(6) then change places passing R-shoulders.
B1 (6) All set to partner
(6) then change places with partner parring R-shoulders.
(6) All set to neighbor
(6) then change places with neighbor passing R-shoulders.
A2 (6) 1s lead down, no hands
(6) Turn single away from each other (man to the R, & woman to the L).
(6) 1s lead back to place, no hands
(6) Turn single away from each other (man to the L, woman to the R).
B2 (12) All walk around partner by the R-shoulder.
(6) 1s cast down while 2s lead up, no hands.
(6) Clover leaf turn single R (1s down, 2s up)
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having changed parts.

Red House
Tune: the same, 2/2, half note = 115-128
Recording: The Broadside Band, English Country Dances
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (8) 1s go forward a double to meet partner, then fall back to places, while
2s go back and then forward
(4) all set to partner
(4) then 1s cast down into 2nd place, 2s moving up, no hands
A2 (8) 1s go forward a double to meet partner, then fall back to places, while
2s go back and then forward
(4) all set to partner
(4) then 1s cast up into 1st place, 2s moving down, no hands
B1 (16) M1, followed by partner throughout, cast down around standing M2, dance up between 2s, and dance CW around standing W2, ending in 2nd man’s place and partner ending in 2nd woman’s place, 2s leading up on last 4 steps.
B2 (16) W2, followed by partner throughout, cast down around standing W1, dance up between 1s, and dance CCW around standing M2, 2s ending in original places, 1s leading up on last 4 steps.
C1 (16) M2 hey with 1s, M2 passing W1 by R shoulders to begin, all ending in original places.
C2 (16) W2 hey with 1s, W2 passing M1 by L shoulders to begin, 1s ending the hey by casting down into 2nd place, 2s leading up (no hands) into 1st place.
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts.

Sadler’s Wells – No Hands
Recording: Jim Coleman & Denis Smith, The Apted And Other Country Dances Disc 2
2 or more Couples
Count in steps
A1 (8) Neighbors back-to-back.
(8) Partners back-to-back.
A2 (8) Neighbors walk around R-shoulder, returning to place
(8) Partners walk around R-shoulder, returning to place.
B1 (4) Partners set R & L moving forward.
(4) All turn single R to place.
(8) Circle L single file once around (don’t dawdle!).
B2 (8) 1s half-figure-8 down through the 2s
(8) 1s cross at the top and go below as the 2s move up, no hands.
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s having switched places.

Sally In Our Alley – No hands
Tune: the same, 3/4, quarter note = 95-105
Recording: Bare Necessities, Favorites Of The Boston Centre
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (12) Diagonal half figure 8 for 1st corners thus: M1 cast down, W2 cast up, and dance CCW around standing neighbor, then pass each other in center by L-shoulders, and dance CW around partner, ending in each other’s places.
A2 (12) Diagonal half figure 8 for 2nd corners thus: W1 cast down, M2 cast up, and dance CW around partner, then pass each other in center by R shoulders, and dance CCW around neighbor, ending in each other’s places.
B1 (12) All fall back slightly 3 steps, come forward 6 steps, crossing R-shoulder with partner, and turn R to face partner three steps.
(12) 4 changes of a circular hey starting with partner by R, 3 steps per change (keep it tight)
B2 (6) Original 1st corners change places by L shoulder.
(6) Original 2nd corners change places by R shoulder.
(12) 1s cast down into 2nd place & cross passing R shoulders,
WHILE 2s lead up no hands between 1s & then cross, W in front to progressed place.
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts. This dance really moves, large steps required.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – 2 Couples Version
DM 1651 AABB
Recording: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – 2 C, CHESTNUT
2 Couples
I. A1 1-4 (8) Lead up all a Double forward and back.
A2 1-4 (8) That again.
B1 1-4 (8) Set and Turn Single.
B2 1-4 (8) That again.
II. A1 1-4 (8) Go back to back Partner.
A2 1-4 (8) Go back to back Neighbor.
B1 1-2 (4) 1st corners change places.
B1 3-4 (4) 2nd corners change places.
B2 1-2 (4) Partner change places.
B2 3-4 (4) Set to each other.
III. A1 1-4 (8) Neighbor CCW swirly siding.
A2 1-4 (8) Neighbor CW swirly siding.
B1 1-2 (4) 1st corners change places.
B1 3-4 (4) 2nd corners change places.
B2 1-2 (4) Partner change places.
B2 3-4 (4) Set to each other.
IV. A1 1-4 (8) Turn out from neighbor and lead a Double toward the wall.
A2 1-4 (8) Turn out from neighbor and lead a Double in.
B1 1-2 (4) 1st corners change places.
B1 3-4 (4) 2nd corners change places.
B2 1-2 (4) Partner change places.
B2 3-4 (4) Set to each other.
V A1 1-2 (4) Change places with your Partner.
A1 3-4 (4) Change places with your Neighbor.
A2 1-2 (4) Change places with your Partner.
A2 3-4 (4) Set to Partner.
B1 1-2 (4) 1st corners change places.
B1 3-4 (4) 2nd corners change places.
B2 1-2 (4) Partner change places.
B2 3-4 (4) Set to each other.
VI A1 1-4 (8) Lead up all a Double forward and back.
A2 1-4 (8) That again.
B1 1-4 (8) Set and Turn Single.
B2 1-4 (8) That again.

Silver Surf (no hands – 3C longways version 2020)
Bob Olson (original 2017, triple minor)
Music: Silver September by Mik Lammers  6×32    3/4
Recorded by Masquerade on the CD “An Enchanted Place”
3 Couples (note progression)*
A 1-4 1s R-shoulder walk around
A 5-8 1s cast,  2s lead up on 7-8
A 9-16 (Morris hey) mirror hey on sides 2s & 3s cast out, 1s split 3s
B 1-8 Diagonal Dolphin hey M1 followed by W1 start passing R-shoulder with M3
B 9-16 Diagonal Dolphin hey 1s start passing L-shoulder with W3
*Note: Progression
A 1-4  After the 1st time through, the former 1s will lead down to bottom while the 3s cast up to 2nd place, while the new 1s walk around.

Softly Good Tummas – No Hands
Tune: the same, cut time, half note = 112-120
Recording: Bare Necessities, By Choice
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (8) All four dance single file CW halfway around the set, using 2 doubles (R-L-R-together, R-L-R-together).
(4) Facing in on the diagonal, all four move forward to the center point, small steps,
(4) then turn single L, clapping own hands on the last step.
A2 (8) All four dance single file CCW halfway around the set, again using 2 doubles.
(4) Facing in on the diagonal, all four move forward to the center point, small steps,
(4) then turn single R, clapping own hands on the last step.
(all home)
B1 (4) 1s cast down into 2nd place, 2s leading up no hands.
(4) All face partner and set R & L.
(8) Starting with partner, 2 changes of a circular hey R & L, 4 steps per change, ending close to partner.
(all improper)
B2 (4) Facing partner, all fall back slightly, setting R & L
(4) Then all come forward to change places with partner by R-shoulder [and
loop R to face partner].
(8) 1s lead down, no hands, and cross to own side 2nd place, W in front WHILE
2s long cast up to 1st place.
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts.

Spanish Jigg – No Hands
Tune: the same, 6/8, dotted quarter note = 110-112
Recording: Bare Necessities, Strong Roots
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (4) 1s set right & left to partner
(4) 1s cast down into 2nd place, 2s moving up, no hands
A2 (8) 2s the same.
B1 (8) 1st corners walk around R-shoulder, returning to place
B2 (8) 2nd corners the same.
C1 (8) 1s lead down the center, no hands, turning alone
C2 (8) 1s lead back to place skipping and cast down to 2nd place, 2s moving up.
D (16) 1st couple full figure 8 up through the 2nd couple
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s switching parts.

St. Catherine – No Hands
2/2
Recording: The Dancehall Players, More from Dan’s Hall, 85%
2 or more Couples
Counts in (steps)
A1 (8) 1st corners set and turn single R,
(8) 1st corners R-shoulder walk around, returning home.
A2 (16) 2nd corners the same.
B (8) Partners face and fall back slightly, then cross R shoulder
(and immediately face into the set, stay close),
(8) Partners face and fall back slightly, then cross R shoulder
(and immediately face into the set, stay close),
(8) 3 quick changes of a circular hey.
(8) 2s cast and lead, no hands while 1s lead and cast, no hands
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts.

Stepping Stones – No hands
Recording: Bare Necessities, A New English Ball
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A (12) 1st corners walk around R-shoulder 3/4 ending in neighbors place, While 2nd corners cast to neighbors places along line
(6) 2nd corners (original) continue to change places by L-shoulder
(6) all face up & down the set to step R & honour partners.
(12) 2nd corners (original) walk around R-shoulder 3⁄4 ending in neighbors place, While 1st corners (original) cast to neighbors places along line
(6) 1st corners (original) continue to change places by L-shoulder
(6) all face up & down the set to step R & honour neighbors
(all progressed, improper)
B (12) Neighbors L-shoulder back to back.
(12) Partners R-shoulder back to back.
(12) Neighbors walk around by R-shoulder, once round.
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulder
(6) All turn single L
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s have switched parts.

Sunlight Through Draperies – no hands
Tune: Judy & Jim’s Wedding
Recording: Roguery, Minding the Gap
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A1 (9) 1st corners R-shoulder back-to-back for 3 waltz steps
(3) turn single R back to place
(12) All gypsy R-shoulder w/ partner
A2 (9) 2nd corners L-shoulder back-to back for 3 waltz steps
(3) turn single L back to place
(12) All gypsy L-shoulder w/ partner.
B1 (12) All 4, circle single file CCW (to R) all the way round.
(6) Facing center, all balance forward & back
(6) Turn single R
B2 (12) All 4, circle single file CW (to L) all the way round.
(6) Facing center, balance forward & back
(6) 1s cast while 2s move up.

Trim the Sails – Without Hands
Modification by Bob Olson (2020) of-
Trim the Sails by Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett  (2005)
Music: “The Wishing Well” (traditional)
Recording: Trim the Sails, Roguery, Impropriety Vol. 2
3 Couples – [Originally a triple minor]
Count in beats (steps)
(6) – pass partner R-shoulder, loop left
(6) – single file circle CCW half way
(6) – pass partner L-shoulder, loop right
(12) – single file circle CW once round
(6) – single file circle CCW half way
(6) – 1s cast to bottom as 2s and 3s move up
(6) – lines of 3 forward and back.

Triplicate – No Hands
Peggy Roe, 2012
Tune: Corelli’s Maggot, 2/4Recording: Corelli’s Maggot, no artist, no album
3-person longways 
3 dancers are in a row up and down the room, in a set by themselves.
To begin, the top dancer faces down, and the other 2 face up. Middle dancer is Active. To start, the top dancer is 1st corner and the bottom dancer is 2nd corner.
Count (in steps)
A1 (8) “A” active dancer and 1st corner set and turn single R
(8) Same two, R-shoulder gypsy, “A” finishing facing 2nd corner
A2 (16) Repeat for “A” and 2nd corner. “A” finishing facing 1st corner, flowing into . . .
B1 (16) “A” and 1st corner pass by L shoulder to begin full hey for 3
B2 (8) “A” and 1st corner L-shoulder gypsy once around
(4) “A” and 2nd corner change places passing L-shoulders,
(4) then facing each other, balance forward and back.
The previous 2nd corner is now Active; the previous Active is now the 1st corner; the previous 1st corner is now the 2nd corner. 1st corner flips between top and bottom; same for 2nd corner.
Note: the new Active remains facing that 1st corner to begin the dance again.

Waltzing Gypsy, The – No Hands
Music: Gypsy Waltz
Recording: The Waltzing Gypsy, Brenna Fall, YouTube, 5:20
2 or more Couples
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (12) 1st corners gypsy once round by R-shoulders
(6) All 4, circle L single file 1/2 way
(6) Facing diagonally toward center, balance in and out, no hands
A2 (12) 2nd corners (now in 1st corner position) gypsy once round by R-shoulders
(6) All 4, circle L single file 1/2 way
(6) Facing diagonally toward center, balance in and out, no hands
B1 (6) 1st corners balance forward and back, no hands
(6) 1st corners cross by R-shoulders
(6) 2nd corners balance forward and back, no hands
(6) 2nd corners cross by R-shoulders
B2 (6) Partners facing balance forward and back, no hands
(6) Partners cross by R-shoulders
(12) Partners R-shoulder gypsy once round
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s switching parts

A Welcome Dream – no hands
Tune: O’Carolan’s “Welcome”, 3/4
Recording: Masquerade, An Enchanted Place
2 or more Couples
Count in Beats (steps)
A (6) Set into center of set
(6) Turn single R.
(12) Partners walk around by R-shoulder returning to place
(6) Circle L single file 1/2 way (CW)
(6) Turn single L.
(6) Facing on the diagonal toward center, take 2 bars of waltz small steps toward center
(6) Balance back raising hands, then 3 more steps to return to place.
B (12) Partner long back-to-back. (6 out 6 back)
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulders
(6) Turn single L
(24) 4 changes of a circular hey, Right and Left, starting w/ partner (6 steps per side)
Repeat dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts.

Zephyrs and Flora – No hands
Recording: Juice of Barley, Claremont Country Dance Band
2 or more Couples
Count (in steps)
A1 (8) 1st corners back-to-back.
(4) 1st corners put R hand on L-shoulder (1, 2), then put L hand on R-shoulder (3, 4)
(4) 1st corners pass by R-shoulder to switch places.
A2 (16) 2nd corners repeat A1.
B1 (4) 1s cast up one place, 2s moving down
(12) 1s half figure 8 down through the same 2s.
B2 (16) 2s the same.
Repeat the dance, 1s and 2s having switched parts.