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The Dashing White Sergeant

A dance for as many as will in sets of three. The threes can be a woman between two men or vice versa. Each three faces another three around the room, so you need a number of dancers divisable by six.

Music:The Dashing White Sergeant or any 32 bar reels but include the DWS tune at start and end. Tune composed by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop first published 1826.

Dance:

  1. Join up as a circle of 6. Circle left 8 steps. Circle right 8 steps.
  2. Middle person in each three sets with person on their right and turns them once.
  3. Middle person in each three sets with person on their left and turns them once.
  4. Middle faces right again and all dance a reel of three
  5. Each three, as a line, advance and retire
  6. Advance, one set of three dances under arches (pass by right shoulder) made by the other set of three to meet a new set. (usually anticlockwise make the arch)

Repeat with the new set of three etc. etc.

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