Common throughout the state, with many variations. Good for beginners. Can be danced with five couples (or more).
|Couple number one, balance and swing|
|Split the ring, lady go left and the gent go right||Couple 1 walks between couple 3, crosses paths and goes home|
|Everybody do-si-do your partner||or pass the partner by & do si do corner|
|Right to your partner|
|Run away with your corner girl
|Everyone swings their corner then promenades with the one they swung back to the gent’s place. Dancers keep this new partner for the next time through the dance.
A “break” is performed between repetitions of the figure. After the break, the figure will repeat, starting with the second couple, then another break, then the third, and so on.
Variation: first time, in to the center and cut off six (couple 1 goes between couple 3), second time in to the center and cut off four (couple 1 goes between couples 3 and 2 on the right and between couples 3 and 4 on the left), third time, in to the center and cut off two (couple 1 splits couples 2 and 4).