|Set:||5 couple X.|
|Music:||Pirates in Reception (own tune).|
|Trivia:||Started life as a dance written for one of our oldest members, to a tune she'd written as a teenager. She has a small farm, hence the slightly tangential figure names. Then we updated some of the figures, changed the tune, and made it a permanent addition to our repertoire.|
|Start in a line, 1 at the front standing on the first corner of the eventual set.|
Note that 2 will need to be able to move quite fast later in the dance.
|1-2||1 step forward (single stepping) to next corner on beat 1 and turn right one quarter on beat 2.|
2,3,4&5 low stamp step forwards one place, 2 finishing where 1 started.
|3-4||1&2 step forward to next corner and turn right.|
3,4&5 low stamp step forwards one place.
|5-6||1,2&3 step forward to next corner and turn right, 1 turning a little more to face the centre of the set.|
4&5 low stamp step forwards one place.
|7-8||1 steps to the centre of the set and turns right slightly to face up, finishing standing.|
2,3&4 step forward to next corner and turn right one quarter as before.
5 single step to first corner (yes this breaks the pattern a bit not to do a stamp step here, but gives more flexibility in positioning the set).
|9-16||2,3,4&5 continue stepping and turning once more around the set.|
Finish facing 1 in the centre.
|1||1&4 step forwards to each other, shouting in each others' faces.|
|2||1&4 bounce back slightly.|
|3||1&4 step past each other right shoulders to swap places.|
|4||1 back turns to face the centre.|
4 turns right one quarter to face the next corner, 5.
|13-16||2&3 repeat, 3 finishing facing up.
|Figure 1:||Sheep Dog Trials|
|3, in middle, stands throughout.|
|1-8||1 and 5 figure-of-8 around middle person and their right hand dancer:|
Pass between these to start then cast right around outer dancer (1 around 4, 5 around 2), then left shoulders around the centre person (3) and home to place.
|9-16||2 and 4 do likewise.|
|As before (3&1 start). This would finish:
|15-16||1&3, 4&5 step forward to meet right shoulder to right
shoulder in line
5 must do this while stepping out of the middle past 2, as normal.
2 steps past 5 into the middle as normal, then turns right one quarter to face where 3 would have been.
|1||1&3, 4&5 right arm turn half way.|
|2||Step on the spot, dropping arms on 2B.|
Different arm timings from Darga's Grandson because we need to leave a gap in the middle.
|3||1&5 left arm turn half way.|
1 and 3 step on the spot (with arms).
|4||Step on the spot and drop arms (if applicable) on 4B.|
|5-14||Continue pattern until almost back to place.|
|15-16||Ends (1&5) step backwards into place in the original set.|
Middles (3&4) do their final left arm turn about one quarter (strictly speaking 3/8), drop off facing each other and step backwards into their places in the original set.
|1-4||Loop round 1&3 passing left shoulder, finishing back in middle.|
|5-8||Continue to loop round the other end of the set passing right shoulder.|
|9-12||Loop round first end again left shoulder.|
|13-16||Loop round second end right shoulder, this time only going around 5 (who is reversing) and passing inside 4.
|As before (2&3 start).|
2 and 3 face up after stepping out to corner (instead of a back turn), and 1 and 4 face down.
New middle (5) finishes facing up as normal.
|Figure 3:||Mucking Out|
|1-3||All step forward, maintaining spacing|
|8||Just 5 back turn to face down.|
Others step on the spot.
|16||All hoy, 5 facing up and and the others facing out on the corners.|