The Dorset Ring Dance

Source: Traditional, collected by Peter Kennedy; published in English Dance & Song, November 1950. Vol XV. No. 3
Formation: Circle

A1 Circle Left (16)
A2 Circle Right (16)
B1 Promenade (16)
B2 Polka (16)

32 bars.

Peter says, "The step used throughout is the reel or "Rant" step." Fortunately he published a guide to steps in "Everybody Swing" in 1952:


Unfortunately I don't find that as clear as I had hoped!

The dance as described is non-progressive; I would probably get the men to move on to the lady in front during the promendade.

Original page from English Dance & Song, November 1950

The Dorset Ring Dance

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