Ape’s Dance, The

Ed. 5-18 Duple Minor Longways
Bb Major AABB adlib

Note: The timing of this dance does not allow for the Honouring and Leading forward and back. Those would have been done during the introduction.

Note #2: It is assumed that there was a mistake and the first instructions are for the first man and first woman to change places. This allows a smooth progression into the 1st man turning the 2nd woman and so on.

A1 1-2: 1st Man and 1st Woman change places.
A1 3-4: Take hands with your neighbor and change places.
A1 5-8: Balance back and change places with your Partner.

A2 1-8: That again.

B1 1-4: 1st Man put back your Partner, going into the 2nd place improper, the 2nd Couple doing the same into the 1st place improper.
B1 5-6: Change places with your Partner by the right hand.
B1 7-8: Change places with your Neighbor by the left hand.

B2 1-4: 1st Man go down behind the 2nd Man and up the middle to your place, while the 1st Woman goes down the middle and up behind the 2nd Woman to her place.
B2 5-6: 1st Couple Set to each other.
B2 7-8: Then cast down to the 2nd place.

Repeat down the line.

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