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.|