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 +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 ??
 +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.
 +1-2        Introduction - no movement
 +         PART 1</​code>​
 +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.</​code>​
 +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.</​code>​
 +        PART 2
 +1-8         ​Partners step FWD, join both hands, and swing CW with a polka step.
 +        PART 3
 +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.
 +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.
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