Row Well ye Marriners
for a line of as many couples as will
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr with pointers from Master Trahaearn ap Ieuan in the proceedings of KWDS4
The formula for this 'individual switching' progressive dance is (nx3)-1, and since there is only one figure, the required repeats are relatively few
3 Couples require 8 repeats, 4 = 11, 5 = 14, etc.
Music: Italian Balli II & English Country Dance III for DHDS - this actually has 11 repeats
iTunes building block playlist created from the above
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1&2: The only couple that moves for this part is couple 1.  Forward a double and back.
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: That again.  Face your partner.
Verse 1, Part C
1: Two slips left (each your own left) - these are slow, two in a full measure.
2: Two slips right (as before).
Verse 1, Part D
1: Double back away from your partner.
2: Double forward.
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Clap your hands, clap right hands with your partner, clap your hands, clap left hands with your partner (1 beat each).
2: Clap your hands, clap your (own) chest, clap your hands, clap both hands with your partner.
Chorus 1, Part B
1-2: As above, starting with left hands.
Part 2-n
Verse 2-n, Part A
1&2: Pass your partner on the left to side left with the new partner.
Verse 2-n, Part B
1&2: Side right with your new partner.
Verse 2-n, Part C
1: Two slips left (each your own left) - these are slow, two in a full measure.
2: Two slips right (as before).
Verse 2-n, Part D
1: Double back away from your partner.
2: Double forward.
Chorus 2, Part A
1: Clap your hands, clap right hands with your partner, clap your hands, clap left hands with your partner (1 beat each).
2: Clap your hands, clap your (own) chest, clap your hands, clap both hands with your partner.
Chorus 2, Part B
1-2: As above, starting with left hands.
Repeat until everyone is back where they started.  Each dancer will work their way to the top of the set, change over to the other gender's side, then work down that side, changing back at the bottom, etc.
As you return to your place, fall out, with the other dancers adjusting as needed (changing across early, etc.).