Formation: 4 couple square set. Head couples (couples 1 and 2) respectively have their backs to or face the music. Side couples: couple 3 stands on the side to the right of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 3.
W1 M1 M3 W4 W3 M4 M2 W2
|5-8||Courtesy to own partner.|
|9-10||1 (a)||Couple 1, holding inside hands, dances to in front of couple 3, 1 chassé and 2 walking steps. (=visit)|
|11-12||Couple 1 and 3 do a courtesy (couple 1 stepping to the left, couple 3 to the right).|
|13-14||Couple 1, holding inside hands, dances to in front of couple 2, 1 chassé and 2 walking steps.|
|15-16||Couple 1 and 2 do a courtesy (couple 1 stepping to the left, couple 2 to the right).
Couples 1 and 2 take L hand in L with partner, and M places R arm around partner's waist.
|17-20||(b)||M1 and M2 guide respective partners in front and to their left, while themselves dancing behind and to the right, dropping hand-hold. 1 chassé-croisé, 2 pas de bas steps. M begins with R and W with L foot. NB both couples are facing each other.|
|21-24||Couples 1 and 2 repeat in the opposite direction (W passing in front of M), M to the left with L foot, and W to the right with R foot. 1 chassé-croisé, 2 pas de bas steps.|
|1-4||(c)||Couples 1 and 2 dance half chain across to opposite place, 3 chassé steps and 2 walking steps.|
|5-8||Couples 1 and 2 dance half chain across back to original place, 3 chassé steps and 2 walking steps.|
|2||Couple 2 visits couple 4 and then couple 1.|
|3||Couple 3 visits couple 2 and then couple 4.|
|4||Couple 4 visits couple 1 and then couple 3.|
|The sequence ends with one clap on the last beat.|
Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Les Lanciers. 2nd ed. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1997, p. 13.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-01-13, rev. 2012-05-08
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