THE TATLER DuMin JohnEssex 1710
A1 1-3 M1 goes down round M2 (who does not move) as W1 goes down middle round W2 & back to place, 4-6 C1 with W2 hands 3 L once round (slip step), then W2 drops back to place as C1 change hands, 7-9 C1 with M2 (on M1's L) hands 3 L once round, finishing with C1 improper in 1st place; A2 Repeat A1, but with M1 down middle round W2 & W1 casting round M2; finish in original places: Bl 1-6 1st corners 1/2 turn with 2 hands, then cast R round neighbour to places (turn 2 bars, cast 4 bars), 7-12 2nd corners ditto, casting R round own partner; B2 1-6 C1 set R & L, 1/2 turn with 2 hands & cast down into middle of line of 4 facing up, 7-12 Line leads up 2 steps, falls back 2 steps, then M1 hands partner across in front & they cast into 2nd place as C2 meet & lead up (as in Mr Beveridge's Maggott).
This dance has a nice flow if the dancers can get the circles and hand change to line up with the music. The turn and go round neighbour/partner is very natural and simple once the pattern is understood, but the instructions at first may seem confusing. It may help to slow the music a few percent to avoid the movements being rushed, but the dance is nonetheless quite lively. — nashjc 2016/12/05 14:15