pryanksters2.gif (100681 bytes) The Merrie Pryanksters
The English Dancing Master

[Home] [List of Dances]



Step Stately

Longways for 3, 5, 7, or 9 couples

Step Stately music

Lead up all a double, change places with your own keeping your faces to the presence, men slipping behind the womenand women before the men. Face all to the wall. Men hands and women hands, first man and second woman lead all the rest round to the bottom, facing all to the presence. First man and woman being in the middle, lead up all a breast a double and back. Women slip before the men to the right and men behind the women to the left, going a compass to their places as at first.
First couple lead up a double, change hands and lead down a double. Take hands with the second couple and all four half round, first man and second woman change places. The second woman lead up between the second man, then crossing over, the first woman going behind second man and behind the first. Men change over by the right hands, then giving left hands to their own turn, the first couple in the second place and the second in the first.
First Cu, cross over, meet in the second place, change places.  The three uppermost man and three uppermost women hands. Fall back a double, second and third couple change each with his own. while the first couple meet. Then fall a back double again three by three. Now standing as in Greenwood, the first man between the second and third woman and the first woman between the second and third Men. The first couple lead up, cast off and meet below, whilest the second and third women and the 2 and third men change places. The first couple being in the third place, arm whilst the other four take hands and go half round to the left.

Prototype prepared by Spellbinder Systems Group
for The Merrie Pryanksters. All rights reserved
Send comments and questions about this webpage to the webmaster
Revised: 03/01/02