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.|
|9-16||1 (a)||All couples, beginning with L hand to corner, chain to meet own partner in opposite place, 4 chassé steps.
Take R hand in R with partner, and turn 1/2 turn CW (to the left), 4 walking steps and a courtesy to the left to partner.
|9-16||Turn 1/2 way round CCW (to the right) on the spot and chain back to place, 4 chassé steps. Take R hand in R with partner, turn 1/2 turn to the left, 4 walking steps and finish with a courtesy to the left to partner.|
|17||Forming lines: all hold partner with L hand in L, and M place right arm around partner's waist. Couple 1 turns 1/2 turn CCW on the spot (M backwards and W forwards) to face out of the set. Couple 3 steps to behind couple 1, and couple 4 behind couple 3. Couple 2 stands still. All couples are facing in the same direction (same direction as couple 1). Walking steps.|
|18-21||(b)||All M guide respective partners to their left, while themselves dancing to the right, dropping hand-hold. 1 chassé-croisé, 2 pas de bas steps. M begins with R and W with L foot.|
|22-25||All couples 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.|
|18-25||Led by the front couple, all M dance in a line to the left and all W to the right, down outside the lines, and back up the centre again.
M begin with L foot, and W with R foot.
16 walking steps.
All M and W finish opposite own partner, in two lines, holding hands in the line.
|26-29||(c)||Lines advance and retire, 1 chassé step and 2 walking steps in each direction.|
|30-33||With two-hand hold with partner, dance once round CW on/to original place. 3 chassé steps and 2 walking steps.|
|1-8||(d)||All M take L-hand star with thumb hold, and open waist-shoulder hold with partner, and dance twice round CCW, 8 chassé steps.|
|2||Repeat. Order of the lines at the end of (a) is couples 2, 4, 3, and 1. All are facing in couple 2's direction.|
|3||Repeat. Order of the lines at the end of (a) is couples 3, 1, 2, and 4. All are facing in couple 3's direction.|
|4||Repeat. Order of the lines at the end of (a) is couples 4, 2, 1, and 3. All are facing in couple 4's direction.|
||:9-16:|||The dance finishes with the chain.|
|And ends with one clap on the last beat.|
Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Les Lanciers. 2nd ed. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1997, pp. 15-16.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-01-13
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