|1-16||All take hands with partners and set then petronella in tandem one position to the right (CCW). Repeat 3 more times to end in original places but with women facing partners, women facing out and men facing in (on the last petronella in tandem, women dance more to the center of the set and end facing original position).|
|17-24||All dance the helix with partners:
All set advancing to pass partners LS, pull RS back and dance back to place, change places RH with partners, and all men dance LH across halfway.
|25-32||All dance the helix with the opposite person:
All set advancing to pass person they are facing LS, pull RS back and dance back to place, change places RH with this person, and all women dance LH across halfway to end RS to RS with partners in opposite positions.
|33-48||All dance schiehallion reels to end on the sides facing partners on the sides.|
|49-56||All dance a grand chain halfway around the set and turn partners BH twice round.|
|57-64||All circle left and back.|
|65-72||All turn partners BH twice round then dance a grand chain halfway around the set.|
|73-80||All turn partners into allemande hold, promenade around the set halfway CCW to original places, face in and turn the ladies into the set facing partners (as in allemande). All honor the ladies.|
|Suggested music is The Robertson Rant from Catch the Wind by the Music Makars.|
|At the 2013 Madison Ball, Lynn Litterer mentioned a figure she'd danced at a workshop earlier that day (the Helix) and asked if I could create a dance for which the name Double Helix would be appropriate. This is the third of several dances I came up with. When we first danced this, Mady Newfield said the figures seemed like a quilt pattern. Carpenter's Wheel is one of my favorite quilt patterns and the figures in this dance seem to fit pattern.|