GALLOPEDE (counter clockwise around room)
8 chassez steps to Mens left (4 bars) 4 W turning steps (4 bars) ?? If want a rest, or to do more turning steps, go into centre of room. POLKA M rt arm around waist Lt. lower ?? begin M Left to begin slide Lt, bring Rt up. ?? slide Lt, rest ?? Galopede Source: This is one of many English dances that are simple, but have a happy spirit that makes them enjoyable. Formation: Couples (about 6) in longways sets. Head of hall is R of W to start. Pattern in brief: 1) Partners face. Lines advance FWD and BKWD, pass through. REPEAT. 2) Swing partners. 3) Head couples polka down center of sets. REPEAT entire dance. Measures 1-2 Introduction - no movement <code> PART 1
1-4 Face partner w/hands joined in lines. Walk FWD 3 steps, M/L, W/L; bow to partner on
count 4. Walk BKWD 4 steps to place.
5-8 Pass through. Release hands, and pass partner’s R should to change places w/8 steps. Turn
R to face partner on last step. REPEAT measures 1-8 to return to original position.
1-8 Partners step FWD, join both hands, and swing CW with a polka step.
1-8 Head couple polka down center of set in shoulder-waist position to foot of set. Other
couples clap hands and move one position up the set to repeat dance with new head couple.
HINTS FOR LEARNING: You may use a skipping step instead of the polka for the two-hand swing and the polka- down-the-center. You can learn this easy dance in a matter of minutes. </code>