This dance is for many couples (at least four) in a circle.
|8||Two doubles clockwise around the circle.|
|8||Two doubles counterclockwise around the circle.|
|2||Men go into the circle and take hands in a smaller circle.|
|12||Men go clockwise around in their circle.|
|2||Men drop hands and back out again. Depending on the size of the set, they may not be next to their original partners.|
|16||Women do the same as the men. When they come back out of the center, they should be back with their partners.|
|4||Men go a double into the set and clap.|
|4||Men come back out a double as women go a double into the set and clap.|
|4||Women come back out a double as men go a double into the set. Do not clap.|
|4||Men turn around and go back out of the circle.|
|16||Repeat the second half of the chorus, with women going into the set first.|
|8||Side right with your partner.|
|8||Side left with your partner.|
|64||Do the same steps as the first chorus, with women doing each part first.|
|8||Arm right with your partner.|
|8||Arm left with your partner.|
|64||Do the same steps as the first chorus, with men doing each part first.|
The most common problem I've seen when doing this dance is people forgetting to go into the circle at the beginning of the chorus, or getting there late. While this is not exactly graceful, it rarely causes any real trouble and is mostly cause for general amusement.
A common song heard while doing the second half of the chorus: "Now the men go in and clap (clap), and the women go in and clap (clap), and the men go in but they don't clap, they just turn right back to place" and so on.