The Fox River
by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Strathspey 4C
(Square Set)
1-8 1C and 3C turn BH once round, then cast around their corners to meet, 1W & 3M, 1M & 3W, take nearer hands and dance into set (between 4C & 2C, respectively) to face each other. 1W & 3M set to 1M & 3W.
9-16 8-bar reels across the set, beginning by 1C & 3C giving RS to partners, 2C & 4C stepping to right, end in same positions as begun.
17-20 1W & 3W cross RH and cast out, 1W between 3W's original position and 3W's original corner; 3W between 1W's original position and 1W's original corner, into opposite position.
21-24 1M & 3M cross LH and cast out into opposite's position (as in bars 17-20).
25-28 2C & 4C dance a half ladies' chain.
29-30 2M & 4M cross by RH to opposite position.
31-32 All circle 8 hands round to the left 1 place around the set, ending 2, 3, 4, 1.
Repeat 4 times.
Suggested music is Dancing Airs from Jig for Joy by The Music Makars.