Longways for as many as will; in three parts (1st Ed., 1650).
|Running-step throughout the dance.|
|A1||1–4||All lead up a double and fall back a double to places.|
|5–8||The top dancer on the men’s side and the bottom dancer on the women’s side turn their opposites and then fall out, the former standing neutral at the top, and on the right of the General Set, and the latter at the bottom and on the left; while the rest of the dancers on the men’s side turn their opposites and move up one place.|
|All (with the exception of the two neutral dancers) are now facing up in couples, second man with first woman, third man with second woman, and so forth.|
|A2||1–4||All the dancers lead up a double and fall back a double to places.|
|5–8||All the dancers on the women’s side turn their opposites and move down one place, the neutral dancer at the top moving into the vacant place at the top of the women’s side, and the neutral dancer at the bottom into the vacant place at the bottom of the men’s side (progressive).|
|All the above movements are then repeated, and the dance proceeds until all the men have changed over to the women’s side (first man at the lower end), and all the women have changed over to the men’s side (last women at the upper end); or, if preferred, until all are once again in their original places.|
A simpler progression is to start with alternate couples improper, and then on the B music you do a two hand turn and move up or down past one person (of your sex) onto a new partner of the opposite sex. Those who fall off the ends instantly come back in again on the other side.
Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart