Cross Hand Polka
First diagonals 2 on the spot, dance to each other’s places, passing right shoulder. Turn on 8, 2 on the spot, dance back, turn on 7 to face. This is repeated by the second diagonals.
Figure 2: Top Couples Down
Each group of four is made up of a top couple and bottom, or second couple. Both top couples in set dance towards partner (1 stephop), turn down (1 step hop), dance down for about two or three step hops then dance on spot until turning outwards to face back on stephop 8. Dance back and continue facing up until stephop 7 of second half when dancers fall back into place.
Figure 3: Top Couple Down
Only the very top couple dance to the bottom of the set. They dance past their partner, in between the next two, and cross the set, passing right shoulders. They weave down the set in this way, passing right shoulders each time they cross the set. On reaching the end they end up on the side of the set where they started. The remainder of set stand still and move up in the last two bars of music by stepping sideways, then together, sideways then together.
The dance is repeated three more times through until everyone is back where they started, last time finishing with OY.
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