Staines Morris
for a line of as many couples as will
This dance really shouldn't be done by more than 4 couples - 3 works reasonably well.
Reconstructed by Master Trahaearn ap Ieuan (in the proceedings of KWDS4)
Music: This dance needs 2 repeats of the music for every couple in line.  Don't have any recordings with 6 or 8 repeats, though.
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1: Up a double.
2: Back a double.
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: That again.
Verse 1, Part C
1: Men face up the hall, women face down, double forward.
2: Double back.
Verse 1, Part D
1&2: Set and turn single (left).
Verse 1, Part E
1&2: Set and turn single (right).
Chorus 1, Part A
1&2: Man 1 takes two doubles to go stand in front of the last woman in line.
Chorus 1, Part B
1&2: Man 1 and the last woman side left.
Chorus 1, Part C
1: Man 1 and the last woman take left hands.
2: Man 1 and the last woman now take right hands (both hands are held).
Chorus 1, Part D
1: Man 1 and the last woman change places, and do a quick bow.
2: Man 1 and the last woman change places back, and do a quick bow.
Chorus 1, Part E
1&2: Man 1 take the last woman forward two doubles and installs her in his partner's place, the other women moving down the line as he does this.
Do all of the above (all of Part 1) until the original 1st woman is back in the top position.
This is a pretty boring dance for the other two men.  Also, the distance traveled by man 1 to get to the bottom of the line is the indication of how many couples can reasonably do this dance (that, and the number of repeats of the music you have).