An Adventure at Margate
Source: Killern (1780); published in English Dance & Song, Spring 1975, Vol. XXXVII No. 1
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; Proper
||Star Right; Star Left
||#1s Lead Down, Turn Alone, Lead Up, Cast into Second Place - #2s Move Up
Balance to Partner: Rigadoon x2
Two Changes, start Right with Partner
Balance to Neighbour: Rigadoon x2
Two Changes, start Right with Neighbour
32 bar jigs.
Whether "half right & left" at this time was with hands or without hands is a subject of much debate, but it is unlikely to have included a courtesy turn. The second one could be done starting with your neighbour so that you are going back the same way, and to preserve the symmetry of starting with the person to whom you balanced, or it could be done starting with your partner to give a smoother flow into the stars with your new neighbours.
The Rigadoon step has many variations; the version given here is:
Feet Together; Hop on Left, Kick out sideways to the Right; Feet Together; Hop on Right, Kick out sideways to the Left
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