|A1||All Eight: Slip Circle Left; Slip Circle Right|
|A2||Middles face Ends: Hey for Four in each line|
|B1||#s1 lead a Single Cast to the Bottom and back to Place, taking a Promenade Hold with your hands behind your backs|
Double Cast to the Bottom: #1s & #3s go Left, #2s & #4s go Right
Lead Up in Lines of Four — finish facing your Partner
|A3||In Fours: Four Changes of a Circular Hey, pass Partner by the Right Shoulder to start|
|A4||Partner Swing (8); Opposite Swing — but finish where you started, facing your Opposite|
|B3||Thread the Needle: #1s Arch, #3 Man leads|
|B4||Thread the Needle: #3s Arch, #1 Lady leads|
|A5||Thread the Needle: #4s Arch, #2 Man leads|
|A6||Thread the Needle: #2s Arch, #4 Lady leads|
|B5||In Fours: Four Changes of a Circular Hey, pass Partner by the Right Shoulder to start|
|B6||Partner Swing (8); Opposite Swing — but finish where you started, facing Down|
Double Cast to the Top: #4s followed by #2s go Left, #3s followed by #1s go Right
Lead Down as Couples to remake the set in the original order
|A8||#4s lead a Single Cast to the Top and back to Place|
|B7||Middles face Ends: Hey for Four in each line|
|B8||All Eight: Slip Circle Left; Slip Circle Right|
The order of the Thread the Needles follows two rules: make the arches going anticlockwise around the set; always start going through an arch by leading across the set.
Although the document specifies a ballroom hold for the swings, I would recommend a symmetrical swing so that it is easier to spring back into your own line facing the person you just swung.
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