This is an old Armagh figure dance for four couples in square formation and is danced to the tune of the same name.
First tops has their back to the band with second tops opposite them. First sides is to the left of first tops.
Tag: Ar Rince Foirne
208 Bars + 8 bar lead-in
Ring left All dancers join hands in a ring of eight and side step clockwise, finishing with two short threes. Side step counter-clockwise and again finish with two short threes
|2||Ring right Repeat the previous movement this time moving counter-clockwise and then clockwise. While dancing the last two threes, fall back to place and keep in inside hands.||8|
|3||Body - Cross-over and Back Top couples take partners with inside hands and exchange places with the promenade step, gents passing left shoulder to left shoulder (2b). While tops exchange places side couples dance two threes in place. Side Couples change places (2b) while tops dance in place. Both tops and side repeat to return back home (4b)||8|
|4||Advance and Retire Top Couples holding inside hands, advance to meet in the center while side dance two threes at home (2b). Sides advance to the center while tops retire (2b). Tops now advance and retire while sides dance threes at home (4b)||8|
|5||Ringing the Bells Everyone bend at the waist and clap their left hand above their left knee and right hand above right knee 4 times (for a 1-2-3-4 count) (1b)||8|
|6||Ring the bells again Repeat Ringing the bells with gents passing in front this time.||8|
|7||Lead around right Partners take inside hands and lead around counter-clockwise pack to home position. Release hands, turn around to face clockwise (when turning, turn so that as you're turning you face your partner and continue turning to your final direction) and take inside hands||8|
|8||Lead around left Promenade back home, release hands and fall back into position, taking inside hands again.||8|
|9||Repeat 3 to 6 Repeat the Body||32|
|10||See saw counter-clockwise Everyone face their partner and take uncrossed hands. Swing around the set counter-clockwise to home position while turning around your partner clockwise. The arms are not moved in a see-saw motion in this movement. Keep holding hands.||8|
|11||See saw clockwise Couples reverse their swing and return, moving in a clockwise direction to place.||8|
|12||Repeat 3 to 6 Repeat the Body||32|
|13||Sides Under Arms Take inside hands with your partner. Tops form an arch and face to their right, sides to the left. With promenade step, tops and sides change places, second sides passing under the arch formed by first tops, while first sides pass under the arch of second tops. Release hands and turn to face back (4b). Everyone take inside hands again and dance back to place, this time with sides making the arch and tops passing underneath (4b).||8|
|14||Sides Under Arms Repeat with the opposite couple. First sides passing under the arch of first tops, second sides passing under second tops. Repeat to home as previous.||8|
|15||Repeat 3 to 6 Repeat the Body||32|
|16||Ring left All dancers join hands in a ring of eight and side step clockwise, finishing with two short threes. Side step counter-clockwise and again finish with two short threes||8|
|17||Ring right Repeat the previous movement this time moving counter-clockwise and then clockwise. While dancing the last two threes, fall back to place and keep in inside hands.||8|
Modified on 2016-06-09 19:23:58.
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