“No-hands” for small groups

Until BSAC opens again, we can, on are own, dance in small groups,
outdoors, with face masks and no hand holds.
Small groups of 2 or more couples (currently 6 person max).
We all wear face masks! (mandatory).

Here are some ‘No hands’ dances by, or adapted by our callers:
Updated 10/21. Now over 70 dances.
Listed by Formations:
I – Two Couples Set
II – Two or more Couples (Dupal Minor)
III – Three Couple Sets
IV – Other Formations (3, 5 or 7 dancers)

I – Two Couple Set:

The Green Muse – No hands
Bob Olson (2018)
Music: Pernod Waltz by Johnny Cunningham (1984)            3/4
Recording: Bare Necessities, Arranged
2 couple set
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 1-2 (6) Single-file circle CW halfway round, 
3-4 (6) Balance diagonally forward & back
5-8 (12) 1st corners gypsy once round
A2 1-2 (6) Single-file circle CW halfway round,  
3-4 (6) Balance diagonally forward & back
5-8 (12) 2nd corners gypsy once round (home)
B1 1-2 (6) 1st corners set forward and 
3-4 (6) change with 1/2 gypsy & turn single Left.
5-6 (6) 2nd corners set forward, 
7-8 (6) change with 1/2 gypsy & turn single Left.
B2 1-4 (12) Partner Back to Back
5-6 (6) Partners balance forward & back
7-8 (6) Partners change with 1/2 gypsy & a turn single Left.

Rain on the Roof – 2 Couples Version
Adapted from Chris Sackett 2009
Tune: The White Petticoat, traditional Irish   6/8
Recording: George Penk, Clyde Curley, A Portland Selection 2
2 couple set
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (4) Neighbors set advancing.
(4) Turn single back to place.
(8) Two changes R-shoulder, L-shoulder (begin with neighbor).
A2 (4) Partners set advancing and 
(4) Turn single back to place.
(8) Circle three-quarters round to left, 
to face out on the sidelines next to partner
B1 (8) Partners lead out, turn, and lead back.
(8) Circle three-quarters round to left. 
B2 (8) Neighbors lead out, turn, and lead back.
(8) Neighbor 1-1/2 R-shoulder walk-around (proper & progressed).

Set For Spring – No hands
Adapted from Joseph Pimentel
Recording: Goldcrest, YouTube      6x    2/2
2 couple set
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 1-4 (8) Up a double and back / swirly siding R / R-shoulder walk-around
A2 1-4 (8) Up a double and back / swirly siding L / L-shoulder walk-around
B1 1-4 (8) 1st Corners set and turn single
B1 5-8 1st Corners lead a chevron
(4) 1st Corners pass R into each other’s places and face out of the set
while 2nd Corners stand still
(4) 1st Corners back up to cross the set into N’s places
while 2nd Corners cast R into N’s places
B2 1-8 Repeat B1 with 2nd Corners leading from 1st Corner places
B2 9-12 (8) Half double mad robin (CW, 1st Corners moving forward to start)

We Meet Again
(and Again, and Again, but we can never seem to touch)
Adapted from Jenna Simpson, 2015
Tune: Welcome Home My Dearie”,      AABB
Recording:  Liz Donaldson, English Echoes, Vol. II         3/2
2 Couple set
Count in (steps)
A1 1-2 (6) 1st corners R-shoulder walk-around
3 (3) Facing partner, 1st corners advance, 2nd corners retire (social distancing?)
4 (3) retire while 2nd corners advance
A2 1-2 (6) 2nd corners L-shoulder walk-around
3-4 (6) Facing partner, 2nd corners advance and retire while 1st corners 
retire and advance
B1 1-2 (6) Facing partner, No-hand circle 1/2 way clockwise with 2nd corners backing up.
3-4 (6) R-shoulder walk-around to end facing out
B2 1 (3) All dance away from the set
2 (3) loop right and
3 (3) dance back to the set
4 (3) Partners change, hole in the wall, halfway to own side.

II – Two or more Couples (Duple Minor):

A Mover and Shaker – No hands
Adapted from Gary Roodman, (1997)
Music: ”My Robe is New”, trad. Shaker song,     In Barns II, 6/8
Recording: My Robe is New, William Coulter & Barry Phillips
Longways, duple minor for 2 or more couples
Count in beats (steps)
A1 (8) Cpl.1 dance half figure-8 around Cpl.2
(4) All R-shoulder change places w/ partner;
(4) no hands circle L half-way
A2  (8) Cpl.2 (in 1st place) half figure-8 around Cpl.1
(4) All R-shoulder change places w/ partner;
(4) no hands circle L half-way
(Everyone now improper, but not progressed)
B1  (4) All turn single up (women L, men R),
(8) lead up a dble.; fall back to place,
(4) acknowledge partner, turn single away from partner to face out.
B2  (8) With neighbor, lead away and back;
(4) R-shoulder change places with partner,
(4) 1s cast off as 2s lead up
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

An Early Frost – No hands
Adapted from Philippe Callens  2000
Tune: Midwinter Blossom by Bob Pasquarello, 1989     3/4
Recording: Midwinter Blossom, Quite Carried Away 
Duple longways proper
Count in (steps)
A 1-2 (6) Men turn single right
3-4 (6) Partners cross right-shoulder (as in Hole in the Wall)
5-6 (6) Ladies turn single left
7-8 (6) Partners cross left-shoulder
9-10 (6) All turn single right
11-14 (12) No hand circle left once round (end facing up & down set)
15-16 (6) Pass through right shoulder
A2 1-2 (6) Partners set
3-4 (6) Partners cross right-shoulder (as in Hole in the Wall)
5-8 (12) No hand circle left once round
9-12 (12) 1/2 pousette – no hands (M1/ W2 push)
13-16 (12) 1s cross right-shoulder, move down outside (to progressed place)
while 2s cross right-shoulder, move 2 side-steps up the center (to progressed places)

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)
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

April Nights – No hands
Bob Olson (2019)
Tune: April Waltz (AABB) 3/4
Recording: X5, Perpetual E-Motion
2 or more couples, Longways DM
Count in beats (steps)
A1 (12) 1s long cast (come close) down one place, 2s leading up bars 3&4. (12) Full double fig. 8, start 1s crossing up as 2s cast down
A2 (12) 1s and 2s mirror back to back 1s split 2s
(12) 1s long cast back up to the top, 2s moving down bars 3&4.
B1 (6) No-hands circle left 1/2 round (2 places) [progressed improper]
(6) Turn single left – into
(12) L-shoulder gypsy partner once round
B2 (12) 1s cross up, cast down (1/2 fig. 8) while 2s cast down and lead up
(12) 1s lead up, cast down, while 2s cast down and cross up (1/2 fig. 8).
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Autumn Gifts – No hands
Adapted from Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett 2014
AAB    28 Bars    9/8 
Recording: Roguery, Imp. V 5, 
2 or more couples
3 (steps) per bar
A 1 1–8 (24)  4 changes, rights and lefts (R to partner to begin) (6 steps per side)
A 2 1–4 (12) Single file Circle left (CW)
5–8 (12) Single file Circle right  (CCW)
B 1–4 (12) Partners L–shoulder back to back
5 (3) 1s short lead down the middle, turn toward partner 
6 (3) and lead back
7-8 (6) 1s cast to 2nd Place while 2s lead up and turn up and away to sidelines to face partner across the set
9–10 (6) Partners balance forward and back 
11–12 (6) Partners R–shoulder gypsy once around.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Autumn Moon – No hands
Adapted from Gary Roodman 2013 
Tune by Rebecca King         2/2
Recording: Rebecca King, Nearer and Farther
Two or more couples, Duple Minor longways 
A1 (8) W1 Half figure of 8 down as 2s start hey for 3
(8) M1 Half figure of 8 down joining hey, W1 stops in M1 place.
A2 (8) W2 Half figure of 8 up as 1s start hey for 3, stops in M2s place.
(8) M2 Half figure of 8 up joining hey (All Improper)
B1 (8) Mirror Back to back 2s split 1s, 1s stay in the middle.
(8) Mirror walk-around 1s split 2s, 1s flip to face up in center of line of four
B2 (4) Line facing up Fall back
(8) 3/4 Mirror walk-around, 1s start up (ending progressed and improper) (4) Cross over to end proper.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Barn Elms – No hands
Dancing Master, 1713
Recording: Roguery, Minding the Gap 3/2 -music at about ~90% speed
2 or more Couples
Count in beats (steps)
A1 (6) 1s and 2s circle half;
(6) 1s cast up.
A2 (6) 1s and 2s circle half;
(6) 1s cast up.
B1 (6) Men 1/2 figure 8 through women.
(6) Men change passing R-shoulder (home)
(12) Neighbors face; four changes.
B2 (6) Women 1/2 figure 8 through men,
(6) Change R-shoulder (home)
(3) Neighbors lead out and
(3) Lead back.
(6) 1s cast to progressed place as 2s move up
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Butterfly Meadow – No hands
Bob Olson – 2017,  Rev. 2020
Music: The Butterfly – 24 bars (AABBCC)     9/8
Recording: Roguery, Impropriety V1
Formation: Duple minor improper
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 1-2 (6) Set &
3-4 (6) Turn single.
A2 5-8 (12) Circle left, no hands, returning home
B1 1-4 (12) Gate neighbor (no hands), lady forward man backs up,
end facing partner.
B2 5-8 (12) Partners 1/2 pousette no hands (CW, women start forward).
C1 1-4 (12) Partners 1/2 draw pousette, no hands (CW, women back up).
C2 5-8 (12) 2 changes, without hands, starting with partner R-shoulder.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.
Note: The turn single, circle left, neighbor gate and pousettes should have a continuous unbroken flow.

Candles in the Dark  – No hands
Adapted from Loretta Holz, 2007
Tune: Candles in the Dark by Jonathan Jensen, 2004          3/4
Recording:  Bare Necessities
Longways DM for 2 or more couples
Count in beats (steps)
A1 1-4 (12) 1s half figure-8 down to exchange places.
5-8 (12) M1 & W2 half figure-8 across set to exchange places.
A2 1-4 (12) M2 & W1 half figure-8 across the set to exchange places.
5-8 (12) 2s half figure-8 down between 1s to exchange places.
[all|progressed, improper]
B1 1-4 (12) Mirror back-to-back w/ neighbor (2s split 1s)
5-8 (12) No hands Circle once around
9-12 (12) Mirror back-to-back w/ neighbor (1s split 2s)
13-16 (12) Partners walk around one-and-a-half to finish proper
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Christina – No hands
Adapted from Naomi Alexander
Recording: Bare Necessities, Simple Pleasures    2/2
Longways DM for 2 or more couples
Count in (steps)
A1 1-4 (4) Partners set and
(4) turn single.
5-8 (8) Partners R-shoulder walk-round.
A2 1-4 (8) Neighbors L-shoulder walk-round.
5-8 (4) Neighbors set and
(4) turn single.
B1 1-4 (8) No-hands Circle left half-way round, then faII back on the sides.
5-8 (8) Two changes of a circular hey, partners facing.
B2 1-4 (8) Half double mad robin M1 & W2 in to start.
5-8 (8) 1s lead up through 2s, then cast back down to progressed place.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance as, and 2s will have switched places.

The Comical Fellow – no hands
Modified by Barbara Machtey
Tune: the same
Recording: The Pemberley Players, The Pride and Prejudice Collection Vol 1
2 or more couples
A1 (4) 1st corners, M1 sets forward to W2
(4) M1 backs up to place
(8) 1st corners walk around by R-shoulder
A2 (4) 2nd corners, W1 sets forward to M2
(4) W1 backs up to place
(8) 2nd corners walk around by R-shoulder
B1 (8) 1s lead down & turn individually
(8) 1s lead up and cast down to 2nd place, 2s moving up
(4) All clap 4 times
(4) Partners cross by R-shoulder
B2 (8) Circle L single file
(8) Circle R single file, ending improper
(4) All clap 4 times
(4) Partners cross by R-shoulder
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

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)
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Enfield Wash – No-hands
Adapted from Johnson, 1750 – Source: Graham Christian
Recording: Enfield Wash – cut 6x, Calvin, Nussbaum, Wergeland and Wilson, 
Longways Duple Minor
Count in (steps)
A1 1-4 (8) 1s cross and go below (2s move up),
5-8 (8) 1s R-shoulder walk-around once and a half.
A2 1-8 (16) 2s do the same (All home)
B1 1-4 (8) 1s lead down for 4 steps, then back for 4 steps.
5-8 (8) 1s cast down into second place (2s move up 7&8)
B2 1-8 (16) Four changes (4 steps per side – R & L)

Excuse Me – No Hands
Tune: the same 
Recording: Broadside Band, John Playford’s Popular Tunes
Longways duple minor 
Count in (steps)
A1 (8) 1s cross and cast below (2s lead up)
(4) 1s cross hole-in-the-wall (ending proper)
(4) Balance forward and back
A2 (8) 2s cross and cast below (1s lead up)
(4) 2s cross hole-in-the-wall (ending proper)
(4) Balance forward and back
B1 (8) First corners set R & L to each other and turn single R back to place
B2 (8) Second corners the same
C1 (8) 1s cross and cast down (2s lead up)
(8) 1s half figure eight up (woman going in front) with 2s standing
C2 (16) 1s & 2s double full figure-eight: 2s casting down & crossing up, 1st crossing up and casting down.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Foxfire – No hands
Adapted from Steve Sargent, 2008
Tune: Foxfire by Daron Douglas   6/8
Recording: Foxfire, The Introduction
2 or more Couples, Duple minor
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (4) Circle L (exactly) 1/2-way
(4) Cast back one place (over L shoulder)
(4) 2nd corners cross by L, 
(4) 1st corners by L.
A2 (4) No hands Circle R 1/2-way
(4) Cast back one place (over R shoulder)
(4) 1st corners cross by R, 
(4) 2nd corners by R, (all home)
B1 (8) All Mad Robin (1st corners through centre to start)
(8) Facing partner, all set & turn single, then face neighbor
B2 (8) Neighbors, R-shoulder gypsy, pass through
(8) back-to-back new (or old) neighbor
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Greengage – No hands
Adapted from Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett 2014
Music: Walnut Hall by Shira Kammen, 2014       6/8
Recording: Roguery, Sweet Mischief, Imp. V 5
2 or more Couples Duple Minor Longways
Count in beats (steps)
A1 1-2 (4) Partners pass L-shoulder wide curve to change places (half gypsy)
3-4 (4) Partners set
5-8 (8) Partners R-shoulder walk-around, into. . .
A2 1-2 (4) Single-file circle CW halfway round, spiraling in
3-4 (4) All set on diagonal while falling back (progressed)
5-8 (8) L-shoulder walk-around, once, ease out into…
B1 1-4 (8) Files go on the sideline (R-file up, L-file down) and
cast over R-shoulder back to place.
5-8 (8) Partners R-shoulder walk-around once, ease out into…
B2 1-4 (8) Files go up or down the sideline (R-file down, L-file up) and 
cast over L-shoulder back to place
5-8 (8) Partners L-shoulder walk-around, once

Handless Heys in Time
Sandra Mottner & Carol Olson adaption of Liz Donaldson, 2011
Tune: “Hazelfern Jig” Liz Donaldson 2000
Recording: Heys in Time, Liz Donaldson, English Echoes, Vol. II
2 or more Couples
Count in (steps)
A1 (16) W1 hey with the men (pass M2 by L)
A2 (16) M1 hey with the women (pass W2 by R)
B1 (8) Neighbor mirror B-2-B (1s inside to start)
(8) Neighbor mirror B-2-B (2s inside to start)
B2 (12) 3 changes of a Circular Hey, starting with partner by R, 4 steps per change
(4) Turn single in most comfortable direction or stand.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

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.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

The Hop Ground – No Hands
Tune: the same (AABB ad lib, dotted quarter note = 115)
Recording: Bare Necessities, Strong Roots
Duple minor longways
Count in (steps)
A1 (8) 1s set twice to W2, no hands
(8) Those 3 circle L once round, no hands.
A2 (8) 1s set twice to M2, no hands
(8) Those 3 circle L once round, no hands.
B1 (16) Four changes of a circular hey starting R with partner.
B2 (8) 1s set & cast down, 2s moving up on (3-4).
(8) Partners walk around by R shoulder.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Hudson Barn – No hands
Recording: CUT – Bare Necessities, Favorites……  —   at ~ 88%
Duple minor longways
Count in (steps)
A1 1-4 (12) No hand circle left exactly once 
5-6 (6) Circle back right halfway
7-8 (6) 2nd corners drop out while 1st corner
Change L-shoulder (to their original position)
B1 1-4 (12) Circle right exactly once
5-6 (6) Circle back left halfway
7-8 (6) 1st corners drop out while 2nd corners
Change L-shoulder (all are now improper and progressed)
A2 1-4 (12) Neighbors back-to-back
5-6 (6) Neighbors change, 1s going up the outside, 2s down center.
7-8 (6) 1s half figure 8 down through 2s
B2 1-4 (6) 1s lead down the center 
3-4 (6) 1s lead back up
5-8 (12) 1s cast down and cross while 2s wait (6) and cross up

Impropriety *
Adapted from Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett 1999
Tune: Millisons Jegge
Recording: Foxfire, The Introduction
Longways Duple Minor
A1 1-4 Neighbors wheel (1s in & down) turn 1-1/4 to end in 
line of 4 facing down
A2 1-4 Lines lead down and fall back
B1 1-2 Neighbors lead out the sides; (1s below)
3-4 side couples wheel to face in (1s forward)
5-6 Neighbors lead in
7-8 1s cast off while twos lead up 
B2 1-4 1s half figure 8 up through 2s;
1s and 2s wheel once round (ones in and up) 
Repeat with the ones now on opposite sides
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.
* Many Improprieties involve the use of hands. This one does not!

In the Fields in Frost and Snow – No Hands
Carol Olson adaption
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 turn single R back to place
(8) 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)
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

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.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

The Irish Howle – No hands
Dancing Master 1726
Carol Olson adaption
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
13-15 (12) Partners walk around R-shoulders
16 (4) 1s cast, 2s lead up (no hands)
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

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
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Jack’s Maggot – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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) Partners change by R-shoulder.
(4) Turn single R or stand.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Katharine Street – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
Recording: – Short, 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 (16) 4 changes of a circular hey, starting R with partner, 4 steps per change.
B1 (4) All turning single R to start
(12) Circle L single file, once round (CW)
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
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

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
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Lambs On Green Hill – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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 (12) 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 (18) All four, circle R single file, ALL THE WAY (CCW)
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulder
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Lovely Nancy – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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, neighbors walk around R-shoulder
B2 (12) Women lead through men, no hands, casting back to place.
(12) All clapping on 1st step, circle L single file 1/2 way (CW)
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Mendocino Redwood – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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) All 4 long turn single R, ending facing up.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Mile of Smiles – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
Recording: Goldcrest, The Goldcrest Collection
2 or more couples
Counts in (steps)
A1 (4) 1st Corners set forward,
(12) 1st corners walk around R-shoulder back to place.
A2 (16) 2nd Corners the same
B (12) W1 casts down, leading Partner to 2nd place improper, while 2s move up on last 4 steps
(12) W2 cast down, leading Partner to 2nd place improper, while 1s move up on last 4 steps
(8) All circle L single file 1/2 way (CW)
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Moon Shadows  (Half Orbits)    No hands
Bob Olson (2017)
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 approx. 1-1/2.
(12) Cast around neighbor & back to place.
A2 (12) M1 & W2 R-shoulder B-2-B, turning out when left shoulders pass
while W1 & M2 orbit half way, to others place.
(12) Circle no-hands to left once round
B1 (12) 2nd corners (W1 & M2) R-shoulder walk-around approx. 1-1/2.
(12) Cast around neighbor & back to place.
B2 (12) W1 & M2 R-shoulder back to back, turning out at end
while M1 & W2 orbit half way, to others place
(6) Circle no-hands to left halfway round. 
(6) Neighbors change by R-sholder 
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

Moonflower – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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 going directly into
(12) 1st corners walk around by R-shoulder.
A2 (12) 2nd corners set L & R, turn single L going directly into
(12) 2nd corners walk around by L shoulder.
B1 (6) Facing on the diagonal toward the center, all balance in and out
(6) Partners change places by R-shoulder.
(6) Facing on the diagonal toward the center, all balance in and out
(6) Neighbors change places by R-shoulder.
B2 (12) Partners long Back-to-back
(6) Partners change passing R-shoulders.
(6) Cloverleaf turn single, 1s down, 2s up.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Mr. Isaac’s Maggot – No Hands
Tune: same (AB, half note = 108)            3/2
Recording: Claremont Country Dance Band, Popular English Country Dances of the 17th And 18th Cent., 
2 or more couples – Longways duple minor
Count in steps
A (12) 1st corners walk around by R-shoulders 3/4 or so; M1 takes long way home behind M2.
(12) 2nd corners walk around by L-shoulders 3/4 or so, W1 taking long way home. All finish close to their partners and facing them.
B (6) Fall back SIX steps.
(6) Coming forward, turn single R.
(6) Two quick changes of a circular hey, without hands, starting with partner.
(6) 1s (below) cross, W in front of M, and come up to center facing up – while 
2s (above) do a third change, and cast to the end of a line of four facing up, all proper, no hands.
(6) Line of four leads up a double; falls back bending the line.
(6) 1s cast down to 2nd place.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s will have switched places.

On the Midway – No hands
Adapted from Chris Sackett and Brooke Friendly 2014
Music: Dance of the Demon Daffodils by John Kirkpatrick, 2009
Recording: Roguery, Sweet Mischief, Imp. V 5
2 or more couples
Count in beats (steps)
A1 1-4 (8) 1s L-shoulder walk-around once
5-8 (8) 1s and 2s single file CCW once round
A2 1-2 (4) Neighbors pass L-shoulder
3-4 (4) Partners set to each other
5-8 (8) 1s lead up and cast down while  2s cast down and lead up 
(all progressed; M2 facing out)
B 1-8 (16) Hey for three on 1st diagonal 
(M1 & M2 pass L-shoulder to begin, W1 join from below)
9-16 (16) Hey for three on 2nd diagonal 
(W1 & W2 pass R-shoulder to begin, M1 join from below)
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Ore Boggy – No hands
Modified to be No hands by Robert Campbell & Carol Olson
Tune: Ore Boggy
Recording: Bare Necessities, By Choice
2 or more couples
Count in (steps)
A1 (8) 1s lead down (no hands) through 2s and cast back up to place
(8) 1s Long turn single up (M to L & W to R)
A2 (8) 2s lead up (no hands) through 1s and cast back down to place
(8) 2s long turn single down (M to R & W to L)
B1 (8) 1s cross and go below, 2s moving up on last 4 steps
(8) 1s half figure 8 up around 2s
B2 (16) 4 changes of a circular hey starting with partner by R (4 steps per change)
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed parts.

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)
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed parts.

Rain on the Roof
Adapted from Chris Sackett 2009
Tune: The White Petticoat, traditional Irish   6/8
Recording: George Penk, Clyde Curley, A Portland Selection 2
Duple Minor Longways for 3 or more Couples
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (4) Neighbors set advancing
(4) Turn single back to place.
(8) Two changes R-shoulder, L-shoulder (begin with neighbor)
A2 (4) Partners set advancing and 
(4) turn single back to place
(8) Circle three-quarters round to left, 
pass R-shoulder across the set (with original neighbor) 
to face out on the sidelines next to partner (1s on L-file, 2s on R-file)
B1 (8) Partners lead out, turn, and lead back
(8) Neighbors (across the set) walk once round and 
pass R-shoulder to face out on the other side.
B2 (8) Partners lead out, tum, and lead back
(8) Circle three-quarters round to left (to home) and 
pass R-shoulder with neighbor to face new (or old) neighbor.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed parts.

Rites of Spring – No Hands
Adapted from  Carol Ann Krug Graves (2016)
Music:  “Verdant Groves” (traditional Shaker song)    2/4
Recording: Rites of Spring, Spare Parts
2 or more Couples
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (4) Balance toward partner and away (no hands)
(4) Change places with partner by R-shoulder, turning R into…
(8) CCW single file circle to the R, all the way round
(ending improper not progressed)
A2 (4) 1st corner positions balance forward and back (no hands)
(4) Change places by R-shoulder
(4) 2nd corner positions, balance forward and back (no hands)
(4) Change places by R-shoulder, immediately facing neighbor
(Now proper, progressed)
B1 (16) 4 changes of a circular hey R&L, starting with neighbor, ending W facing up, M down
B2 (4) W going up, M down, forward a double, quickly turning out to face the other way
(4) Return (W Down, M up) to end facing your partner
(8) Partners walk around by R-shoulders.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed parts.

Sadler’s Wells – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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 change by R-shoulder, turning single away from set
(8) Partners change by R-shoulder, turning single to face partner, 2s up, 1s down.
B1 (4) Partners set R & L moving forward.
(4) All turn single R to place.
(8) Circle L single file 1/2 way.
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.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Sally by the Pond – No hands
Adapted from Brooke Friendly and Sackett (2008)
Tune by Debbie Jackson.        3/4
Recording: Roguery, Imp. Vol. 3
2 or more couples
Count in (steps)
A1,2 (6) 2nd corners L-shoulder walk-around
(12) W1 leads diagonal shadow hey, followed by M2, starting L-shoulder with M1.
(6) Partners R-shoulder walk-around.
B1 (6) M1, followed by W1, casts down to 2nd place, as 2s move up.
(6) 1s 1/2 fig. 8 up. (all proper and progressed)
B2 (6) Corners, advance and retire.
(6) Neighbors R-shoulder walk-around.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Sally In Our Alley – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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) All fall back slightly 3 steps, come forward 6 steps, crossing R-shoulder with partner, and turn R to face partner three steps.
(all are progressed, improper)
B2 (6) 1st corners change places by L shoulder.
(6) 2nd corners change places by R shoulder.
(12) 1s long cast down into 2nd place, 2s leading up on last 6 steps.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Sapphire Sea – No hands
Christine Robb (2015)
Tune is “Tom Kruskal’s” by Amelia Mason and Emily Troll (2007).
Recording: The Dancehall Players, An Evening at Dan’s Hall
2 or more Couple duple minor longways
A 1-4 (8) Single file Circle left once around.
5-8 (8) First corners Gypsy R-shoulder once around.
9-12 (8) Second corners Gypsy L-shoulder around.
13-16 (8) 1s cast to middle of line of four while 2s lead up, cast to end of  line. (all finish facing the second woman)
B 1-8 (16) Dolphin hey. (end in a line of four facing up: M2-M1-W1-W2)
9-16 (8) Line [no hands] leads up a double and falls back;
(8) Twos [no-hand] gate ones up and approximately halfway around,
letting go early to move into progressed places. 
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

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
(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
(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 quick 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.
(all improper)
B2 (4) Facing partner, set R & L
(4) Then all come forward to change places with partner by R-shoulder [and loop R to face partner].
(8) 1s cross down, (4) and places with partner by R-shoulder (4), to progressed place WHILE
2s long cast up to 1st place.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Spanish Jigg – No hands
adaption by Carol Olson
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.
B (16) 4 changes of a circular hey, starting R with your partner, 4 steps per change.
C (4) 1s lead down the center, no hands, turning alone
(12) 1s lead back to place and cast down to 2nd place, 2s moving up.
D (16) 1st couple full figure 8 up through the 2nd couple
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

St. Catherine – No hands
Carol Olson adaption 2/2
Recording: The Dancehall Players, More from Dan’s Hall, 85%
2 or more couples
Counts in (steps)
A1 (4) 1st corners set
(12) 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),
(12) 3 changes of a circular hey, starting by R with your partner, 4 steps per change
(4) Turn single (direction your choice).
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Stepping Stones – No hands
Carol Olson adaption
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 R-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 R-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
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Sunlight Through Draperies – no hands
Carol Olson adaption
Tune: Judy & Jim’s Wedding
Recording: Roguery, Minding the Gap
2 or more couples
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 (18) All 4, circle single file CCW (to R) all the way round.
(6) Turn single R
B2 (18) All 4, circle single file CW (to L) all the way round.
(6) Neighbors change by R-shoulders.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Tango in Toronto – No hands
Adapted from Colin Hume (2010) http://www.colinhume.com
Recording: The Dancehall Players, More from Dan’s Hall          2/2
2 or more Couples Duple minor longways
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 1-2 (4) First man advance, second woman retreat. 
3-4 (4) Reverse
5-8 (8) First man & second woman gypsy left & turn single right
9-12 (8) Single file clockwise once round
13-16 (8) Partners gypsy halfway & turn single left
A2 1-2 (4) First woman advance, second man retreat. 
3-4 (4) Reverse
5-8 (8) First woman & second man gypsy right & turn single left
9-12 (8) Single file CCW once round
13-16 (8) Partners gypsy right halfway & turn single right (All are home)
[Straight hey on the second diagonal]:
B 1-4 (8) First corners face partners & pass them by left shoulders 
to start hey halfway 
5-8 (8) First corners meet and gypsy right halfway to reverse direction
While second corners do a slow loop left at the ends.
[At this point the First corners at the outside ends of the Hey]
9-12 (8) Continue hey on second corner diagonal halfway
passing original neighbor left shoulder to start
[Finish hey in progressed places]
13-16 (8) Single file clockwise once round.

Upper Valley Waltz
Adapted from Steve Sargent
Recording: Foxfire, The Introduction
Duple minor proper
Count in (steps)
A1 1-2 (6) Set to Partner. 
3-4 (6) turn single right to face person on right diagonal (or relevant ghost)
5-8 (12) Long back to back with person on right diagonal (or ghost)
A2 1-2 (6) Set to that person 
3-4 (6) turn single right 3/4
5-8 (12) back to back to that person to face person on left diagonal (or relevant ghost)
B1 1-4 (12) Partners right shoulder swirly siding and back left
5-8 (12) Partners balance right hand and change Duke of Kent 
B2 1-4 (12) Partners long back to back (lots of time)
5-6 (6) 1s come together sashay down to progress place while
2s fall back outside, and move up and in.
7-8 (6) All walk-around (gypsy) 1/2 way.
With only 2 couples, 1s and 2s will have switched places. Repeat the dance.

Waltzing Gypsy, The – No Hands
Modified by Carol Olson
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
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed 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)
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed 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.
With only 2 couples, repeat the dance. 1s and 2s have changed parts.

III – Three Couple Sets:

The Alderman’s Hat (Don’t Touch It)
DM c 1700, Thompson 1775, Adapted.
Recording: Coleman & Smith, The Apted &
3 Couples longways set  [Originally a triple minor]
2 step per bar, (steps)
A1 1-4 (8) 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 (8) partners B-2-B
9-10 (4) clap 3 times
A2 1-4 (8) invert the set from the top
5-8 (8) partners B-2-B
9-10 (4) clap 3 times
B1 1-8 (16) 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 (4) All clap 3 times
B2 1-8 (16) 1s & 2s 4 changes circular hey
9-10 (4) All clap 3 times whilst 1’s slip to bottom

Bath Carnival
Tune: Keppel’s Delight (AABB,  dotted quarter = 112)   6/8
Recording: Jim Coleman & Denis Smith, The Apted And Other, at ~90%
3 couple longways
C1 leads out between W2 & W3 (while C2 moves up) and casts back to middle place
(8) C1 then leads out between M2 & M3 and casts back to middle place, ending in lines with 1st woman between 2nd couple facing down , 1st man between 3rd couple facing up.
A2 (4) All set R & L, C1 moving to center
(4) C2 & C3 cross by R-shoulder while C1 cross by R-shoulder and turn 3/4 to go to middle of line of same sex, W1 to W’s line, M1 to M’s line, to end in lines up and down the hall, all improper.
(4) Set R & L in lines facing
(4) partners cross by R-shoulder, ending proper.
B1 (16) Circle L and R, single file.
B2 (8) All facing out, lead out a double, turn & lead back.
(8) C2 (in 1st position) rests; C1 casts to 3rd place; C3 moves up to 2nd place.

Black and Grey – No hands
Adapted from Dancing Master 1686
Recording: Les Witches, Nobody’s Jig
or: Jacqueline Schwab, Maria Boet
Three Couple Longways
Count in (steps)
A1 (8)  1s & 2s no hand circle once around CW.
(8)  1s cast to second place (2s lead up).
A2 (8)  1s & 3s no hand circle once around CW.
(8)  1s cast to third place (3s lead up).
B1 (8)  W1 R-shoulder walk-around with M2, while M1 crosses
behind partner to R-shoulder walk-around with W3.
(8)  1s L-shoulder walk-around in center ending in second place (proper),
while 3s move down to original place.
B2 (8)  W1 R-shoulder walk-around with M3, while first man crosses behind partner to R-shoulder walk-around with W2.
(8) 1s L-shoulder walk-around down the center ending in third place, while 3s cast up.

A Dance for Mars – No Hands
Adapted 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 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 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.

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.

No Excuse – No hands
Adapted from Peggy Roe, 2018
Music:  ‘Excuse Me’, 1701 (Barnes vol. 1)           6/8
Recording: Excuse Me 3x with intro, Red Star Line
Formation: 3-couple longways set
Count in (steps)
A1 1-8 (16) 1s split 2s to begin mirror hey for 3 
A2 1-4 (8) 1s set and cast to middle (2s move up)
5-8 (8) 1s 1/2 fig. 8 down through the 3s (1s are now improper in the middle)
B1 1-4 (8) Top 4, (2s & 1s) CCW no hands circle once round.
B2 1-4 (8) Bottom 4, (1s and 3s) CW no hands circle once round.
C1 1-4 (8) Top 4, Mad Robin CCW (ladies through the centre to start)
5-8 (8) Bottom 4, Mad Robin CW (ladies through the centre to start)
C2 1-4 (8) All, gypsy partner once round.
5-8 (8) 1s change across and go down the outside to the bottom while 
3s meet and lead up one place.
Note: Dance 3 times through.
Teaching notes: For the 1s, the two Mad Robins should feel like a continuous flow. When the 3s lead up at the end, they should remain facing up and ready to separate for the mirror hey.

On Marion’s Deck – no hands
Bob Olson (2020)
Tune: Farewell Marian, In Barnes, AABA 32 bars 6x     3/4
Recording: Farewell Innocence, Bare Necessities, Bobs Dances   ~90%
3 Couples, Longways
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 1-8 (24) Crossover hey (mirror-image 1s cross down)
A2 1-8 (24) Crossover hey (mirror-image 1s cross back)
B1 1-8 Note*
(12) 1s down the center to bottom, While 2s & 3s, cast up one place,up
(12) 1s turn single-down While 2s & 3s turn single up
A3 1-2 (6) All set,
3-4 (6) Turn single-R,
5-8 (12) Partner back to back.
*Note: B1 is done with two sequences of:
(6) 2 waltz steps folded by
(6) 2 hesitation waltz steps {step, touch, hold}
Spread out. Keep the set BIG.

On the Wing – No Hands
Bob Olson (2018)
Music: All the Birds in Ballard by Marni Rachmiel       3/4
Recording: All the Birds in Ballard x6 3c, Wergeland, Seattle Ball 2016
Three Couple
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 (12) 1s long cast as 2s (wait 2 bars and) lead up
(12) 1s cross and cast to middle of ends (Man down Woman up) While
2s & 3s R-shoulder walk-around once round partner.
A2 (24) M1 & M3, W1 & W2 start L-shoulder hey for 3 on ends
B1 (24) L-shoulder hey for 3 on sides, M1 & L2, W1 & M3 start
B2 (12) 1s cast as 3s lead up, 1s cross R-shoulder
(12) All R-shoulder walk-around once round partner.

Silver Surf (no hands – 3C longways version 2020)
Bob Olson (original 2017, triple minor)
Music: Silver September by Mik Lammers (1994)  6×32      3/4
Recorded by Masquerade on the CD “An Enchanted Place”
3 Couple Set
Count in (steps)
A1 1-4 (12) 1s 1/2 fig. 8 down.
5-8 (12) 1s cross and cast, while
—– (6) 2s lead to bottom as 3s cast up, and 
—– (6) 3s lead up to top on 7-8.
A 9-16 (24) (Morris hey) mirror hey on sides 2s & 3s cast out, 1s split 3s
B 1-8 (24) Diagonal Dolphin hey M1 followed by W1 start passing R-shoulder with M3
B 9-16 (24) Diagonal Dolphin hey 1s start passing L-shoulder with W3

Trim the Sails – Without Using Hands
Modification (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.

A Trip To Tunbridge – No hands
Preston, 1793, A. Simons, 1961
Tune: the same (3xAABB),            2/4
Recording:  Bare Necessities, Mrs. Beveridge’s Triumph
3-couple longways
Count in Beats (steps)
A1 1-4 (8) 1s cast to bottom, take a peek, and 
5-8 (8) cast up to top.
A2 1-3 (6) 1s lead down center and 
4 (2) turn to lead up
5-6 (4) Lead back to top &
7-8 (4) cast off to center place (2s move up on 7-8).
B1 (odd contra corners)
1-4 (8) 1s pass right shoulder, gypsy right diagonal
5-8 (8) Passing partner by right shoulder, gypsy other (opposite) diagonal
B2 1-2 (4) 1s cross by right shoulder, all face out on own side, 
lead lines out a double, 
3 (2) fall back,  
4 (2) turning to face partners at last second.
5-8 (8) 2s Gypsy in top place, 1s cast to bottom, 3rd couple lead up.

Young Damon’s Flight – No hands
Adapted from Kynaston in Walsh’s “24 for 1717”
A. Shaw, 2002
Tune: the same (3xAABB, dotted quarter = 110-115) 9/8
Playford Assembly, page 137
Recording: Persons of Quality, Next of Kynaston
3-couple longways set
3 (steps} per bar
A1 1-2 (6) M1 leads M2 CW behind W1 & W2, while W1 & W2 balance back (1 bar), then move forward to cross set & turn to their R (1 bar).
3-4 (6) 1s & 2s circle L half-way, ending so that 1st & 2nd men are home & 1st & 2nd women have progressed.
A2 1-2 (6) W2 lead W1 CCW behind M1 & M2, while
M1 & M2 balance back (1 bar), then move forward & turn to their L (1 bar).
3-4 (6) 1s & 2s circle R halfway. Set is now 2-1-3, all proper.
B1 1-2 (6) Partners set R & L.
3-4 (6) 1s cross passing by R shoulder, then dance CW, M1 going outside W3,
W1 going outside M2 WHILE 2s & 3s move forward to meet then
turn single (M2 & W3 R, W2 & M3 L).
5-8 (6) M1 hey with the 3s, passing M3 by L shoulder to begin, WHILE
W1 hey with the 2s, passing W2 by L shoulder to begin. 1s finish between end couples, 1st man facing up & 1st woman facing down.
B2 1-4 (6) 1s fall straight back (2 bars), then
(6) cast R into 2nd place proper (2 bars).
5-6 (6) Split half figure 8, thus: M1 dance up between standing 2s and
W1 dance down between standing 3s, 1s ending in 2nd place, improper.
7-8 (6) 1s cross down into 3rd place, 3s casting up into 2nd place.
Progression: 2-3-1. Dance 2 more times.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtCYuS9cEU&t=1m0s
and /or https://youtu.be/1bUoHTMiQVU
Note: Andrew Sharp emphasizes that the movements of the B section are fluid. It serves the leading couple to finish the hey in B1 close to partner, so as not to cast too far out of the set in B2: 1-4.

IV – Other Formations:

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.

Polka Dot – No Hands
Modified by Carol Olson
Music: Polka Dot to “Chrysalis”, Bare Necessities, Impropriety Vol 3
5 person – in 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.

Heptathlon Jig – no hands
Tune: 18th Anniversary Jig (7 times through)
Recording: The Moving Violations, Elasticity
7 people arranged as such
Top 2 3 4
Top 1
Top 7 6 5
Count in (steps)
(8) 1+2+3 star R no hands
(8) 1+6+7 star L no hands
(8) 1+3+4 star R no hands
(8) 1+6+5 star L no hands
(16) 1+3+6 reel of 3 across (1+3 start by R-shoulder)
(12) 1+2 walk around by R shoulder 1 1/2 exchanging places
(4) All set R & L
(4) turn single-R to progress one place, as center person sets R & L turning to face new #2 & 3
Repeat dance 6 more times, until each have had a turn being 1.