Step Stately

Ed. 1-10 Longways – 3 Couples
F Major 3 x AABB

Note: If 5, 7, or 9 Couples are dancing, this dance can be treated as a Triple Minor Longways dance, except the 1st Couple progresses down two places each time.


A1 1-2: Lead up all a Double.
A1 3-4: Still facing the Presence, change places with your Partner, Men slipping behind the Women.

A2 1-4: Men face the wall and take hands, the Women the same, and 1st Man lead the other Men down the outside to the bottom, the Women the same, to stand all abreast to the Presence, the 1st Couple in the middle.

B1 1-4: All lead up abreast a Double and back.

B2 1-2: Women slip right past the Men, while the Men slip left behind them.
B2 3-4: 1st Couple lead your lines back up to your original places.


A1 1-4: 1st Couple lead up a Double, change hands and lead back down.

A2 1-2: 1st Couple take hands with the 2nd Couple and all four go halfway round.
A2 3-4: 1st Man and 2nd Woman change places.

B1 1-4: Women cross through the two Men, going to stand behind them.

B2 1-2: Men change places by the right hands.
B2 3-4: Change places with your Partner by the left hand, 1st Couple turning into the 2nd place, all proper.


A1 1-2: 1st Couple cross up through the 2nd Couple and go down behind to the 2nd place.
A1 3-4: Then change places back.

A2 1-2: Top three Men take hands, the Women the same, and fall back a Double.
A2 3-4: 1st Couple, being in the middle Meet in a Double, while the other two Couples change places, to end as in Greenwood, with the middle Couple of the three improper.

B1 1-4: 1st Couple lead up through the 2nd Couple and cast down to the 3rd place, while the 2nd and 3rd Men change places, the Women the same.

B2 1-4: 2nd and 3rd Couples take hands and go halfway around, while the 1st Couple Arms right.

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