Dance Figures
The Rondel

Performed by two couples in a longways set. A particularly complicated way of swapping the order of the couples. Note the timings are only a rough guide - the loops in bars 3 and 6 may be started slightly earlier to give enough time to perform them without rushing.

Start Couples holding nearer hands, each facing the other couple up or down.
1-2 Second couple make arches, first couple pass underneath.
3 Cross sides, passing the lady in front.
4-5 On the (wrong) sides, join nearer hands with person of same sex. Men make arches, ladies pass under arch to cross set.
6 Those pairs cross on the sides, member of first couple passing in front. This restores the original positions.
7-8 Second couple again make arches, first couple pass underneath to finish progressed.