Three Face Three Neighbours (with linked arms): Up a Double and Back
Cross Over with Neighbour by the Right Shoulder and turn to face them
OR With linked arms, stay linked and Half Promenade
|A2||Repeat to Place|
All Six Circle Left; Circle Right (Slip)
OR Middle Dancer: Arm Right with Right Hand Dancer x2; Arm Left with Left Hand Dancer x2
In Threes: Circle Left: Make the two circles rotate around each other to change places - open out facing original direction
OR Make a Basket for Three and Spin (passing the other Basket AC for a Progressive Dance)
|A1||Three Men link arms & three Ladies link arms: Forwards a Double and Back twice|
|A2||Double Cast & Back Up the set to Home (skip step)|
|B1||#1s Lead Down, Turn Alone, Lead Up and Cast Down one place - #2s Move Up|
|B2||#1s & #2s Partner Swing|
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THREE MEET (Second Version) Tuts dance is still performed at the village of Upper Slaughter, Glos., in the Old Manor Barn on the occasion of the Harvest Home. Miss Witts of the Manor House states that the dance is locally known as “The Swedish Dance.” The description of the dance is given by Miss Clare Newhouse. |1| |2| |1| |2| Top (1) (2) (1) (2) Bottom |1| |2| |1| |2| Longways for as many as will. (Duple minor set, but each man having two partners.) A1. 1-4 The two men (first man facing down, and second man facing up) lead their partners forward a double and back. 5-8 All move forward and cross over right shoulders with the opposite dancers. A2 Repeat to places. B1. 1-4 Hands-six clockwise (sk. s.) 5-8 Hands-six counter-clockwise. B2 The two men go hands-three clockwise with their own partners, and at the same time the two 3-rings revolve round each other in a half-circle clockwise, and change places (sk. s.) (Progressive.) This movement is similar to that of “Partners swing and change.” The tune used for this dance is published under the title of “Three Meet.”” In Country Dance Tunes Set 2.