Dance Figures
Ladies' Chain

Generally this starts with couples on opposite sides of the set, man on the left. It can also happen in a square set where the starting arrangement is more natural.

Start Face the person opposite.
1-2 Ladies cross giving right hand while the men cast to meet the lady coming across.
3-4 Men and ladies turn left hand on the side to put the man back on the left. This is half a ladies' chain, which is sometimes performed on its own.
5-8 Repeat, bringing partners back alongside one another.