Category: Irish, Ceili/Ceilidh
The Big Dance.
A round dance for any number of couples. Dancers form a large ring round the room, with each gents partner to his right.
The dance repeats until the musicians or dancers wear out.
Tagged: Ar Rince Foirne
Reel, 40 Bars + 8 bar lead-in
Ring to the left and right Everyone take hands in the circle and 7's left, finishing with two short 3's, repeat to the right to return home.
|2||Swing with the lady on the left Ladies cross hands right over left, gents take her hands from underneath and both swing in place clockwise with a skipping step.||8|
|3||Swing with your partner Turn to your partner and swing at home||8|
|4||Link Arms (R to corner, L to partner) Gents link right arm with lady on the left and turn clockwise (2 bars); link left arm with partner and turn counter-clockwise (2b); repeat the right arm link with lady on the left, return to partner and take crossed hands in front facing counter-clockwise around the circle with the gent on the inside.||8|
|5||Lead around With promenade step everyone leads around counter-clockwise. During the last two bars, re-form the circle and take hands.||8|
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