The Rose is White, the Rose is Red
for a circle of as many as will.
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
This dance uses the third progressive formula (yet to be determined) applicable to round-dance-with-each progressives, plus two repeats for each of the three verses
 
Music: Rosa Mundi by June Tabor - vocals and interspersed with Dargason - not enough repeats
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Part 1
Verse 1, Part A (one repeat)
1&2: Take hands around and meet a double, fall back a double, drop hands and face your partner
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 1, Part B (one repeat)
1&2: Take hands around and meet a double, fall back a double, drop hands and face your partner
3&4: Set and turn single, right
First progressive figure
1: Couple 1 leads a double toward the man on the right
2: Couple 1 falls back a double from that man
3&4: Those three take hands around and circle all the way around in two doubles
R: Continue the figure to the next woman to the right, then to the man to her right, etc, the other couples following.  When everyone has returned to their places, the second verse can begin
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A (one repeat)
1&2: Side left with your partner (double forward to line up right shoulders, back a double)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 2, Part B (one repeat)
1&2: Side right with your partner (double forward to line up left shoulders, back a double)
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Second progressive figure
1&2: Couple 1 leads a double toward the man on their right and falls back a double
3&4: All three do a single hey for three, man 1 leading, in two measures
R: Continue the figure to the next woman to the right, then to the man to her right, etc, the other couples following.  When everyone has returned to their places, the third verse can begin
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A (one repeat)
1&2: Arm left with your partner (take right arms and walk two doubles around to the left)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 3, Part B (one repeat)
1&2: Arm right with your partner (take left arms and walk two doubles around to the right)
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Third progressive figure
1&2: Couple 1 leads a double toward the man on their right and falls back a double
3: The other man goes under couple 1's arms in a double (and goes back to place in the next measure)
4: Couple 1 turns each other all the way around in one double
R: Continue the figure to the next woman to the right, then to the man to her right, etc, the other couples following.  When everyone has returned to their places, the dance is finished