Paul's Steeple
for a line of as many couples as will.
This dance is a non-continuous progressive dance which requires 3*(n-1) repeats for each of the three figures, plus one repeat per figure for the verse. So, 3 couples = 21 repeats, 4 = 30, 5 = 39, etc.
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
Music: iTunes playlists from the building blocks to make the right repeats for the right number of couples.
Part 1
Verse 1
1: Lead up a double.
2: Fall back a double.
3&4: Set and turn single, left
5&6: Lead up a double, fall back a double.
7&8: Set and turn single, right.
The first progressing figure
1: Man 1 does a double to meet his partner and takes her by the left hand (they're now facing down the set)
2: The improper couple does a double toward woman 2
3: Man 1 presents his right hand to woman 2, and she takes it
4: All three slip up a double so that they are in couple 1's space (more or less)
5: Man 1 "cast off" woman 2 (either spin her under his arm, or start her turning in place) into woman 1's place
6: Man 1 "cast off" woman 1 into woman 2's place
7&8: Man 1 casts off and goes around the outside of man 2 into his place while man 2 slips up into man 1's place.
R: Do this figure until you come back to your places, sitting out at the bottom and top and coming back in as the opposite type. When everyone is back in place, the next part can begin.
Part 2
Verse 2
1&2: Side left with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
5&6: Side right with your partner.
7&8: Set and turn single, right.
The second progressing figure
1: Man 1 does a double to meet his partner and takes her by the left hand (they're now facing down the set)
2: The improper couple does a double toward woman 2
3: Man 1 presents his right hand to woman 2, and she takes it
4: All three slip up a double so that they are in couple 1's space (more or less)
5: Man 1 honor woman 2 and kiss her hand, putting her into woman 1's place
6: Man 1 honor woman 1 and kiss her hand, putting her into woman 2's place
7&8: Man 1 casts off and goes around the outside of man 2 into his place while man 2 slips up into man 1's place.
R: Do this figure until you come back to your places, sitting out at the bottom and top and coming back in as the opposite type. When everyone is back in place, the next part can begin.
Part 3
Verse 3
1&2: Arm left with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
5&6: Arm right with your partner.
7&8: Set and turn single, right.
The third progressing figure
1: Man 1 does a double to meet his partner and takes her by the left hand (they're now facing down the set)
2: The improper couple does a double toward woman 2
3: Man 1 presents his right hand to woman 2, and she takes it
4: Man 1 doubles back, pulling the women after him and turning them so they end up back to back in the middle (more or less)
5: Man 1 kisses woman 2
6: Man 1 kisses woman 1
7&8: All three cast off and move into their new positions (couple 1 in couple 2's spot, etc), man 2 slipping up to be in place.
R: Do this figure until you come back to your places, sitting out at the bottom and top and coming back in as the opposite type. When everyone is back in place, the next part can begin.