Ladies' Fancy

Source: David Anderson (1886); published in English Dance & Song, Summer 1966, Volume XXVIII No. 3
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; Proper

A1 #1 Man with the two Ladies: Basket - open into a line of three, facing Down, with the Man in the middle, arm in arm
A2 Line of Three: Lead Down, Turn Alone, Lead Up to Places
B1 Star Left; Star Right
B2 Swing & Change: Polka 1 & 1/2 times AC around the other couple to progress

32 bar jigs.

It is not clear how Lady #2 gets from the far end of the line going up the hall back into her own place, ready for the stars. Options include falling behind or casting off during the lead up, or going down through an arch made by the first couple.

The original just says "hands across" which presumably defaults to Star Right first, but the description in the main article specifies Star Left first; I guess it depends on how Lady #2 gets home - I would pick a direction that makes the dance flow better for her.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Summer 1966

Ladies' Fancy

Original article from English Dance & Song, Winter 1966

Ladies' Fancy

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