Beansetting - A Short Stick Single-step Dance

THE CHORUS

1. all six dancers prod the ground twice with their sticks (as if digging a hole to plant beans)

2. clash sticks with partner

3. prod the ground twice

4. dancer 1 passes the stick tapping around the set in a counter-clockwise direction (1-3-5-6-4-2).

5. when the tapping has been all around the set, clash with partners.

(Sticks are always carried in the right hand.)

DANCE SEQUENCE

Dance clockwise halfway round the set (even numbers turn out).
Clash sticks with dancer opposite (partner).
Dance anticlockwise back to starting place (this time, the odd numbers turn out).
Clash sticks again.

CHORUS TWICE

Dance across into partner's place, passing on the right shoulder.
Turn clockwise to face him and clash sticks.
Dance back to place, again passing right shoulders.
Clash sticks.

CHORUS TWICE

Dance back-to-back with partner, passing him by the right shoulder
Clash sticks.
Dance back-to-back by the left shoulder.
Clash sticks.

CHORUS TWICE

Dancer 1 turns out and dances to dancer 5's position, passing between 3 and 5 on the way.
Clash sticks with partner.
Dancer 1 moves back to starting place by turning out, passing between 3 and 5.
Clash sticks with partner.

[Number 5's track in the hey is the reverse of number 1's. He dances to number 1's position, passing between numbers 1 and 3, then back to place. Number 3 follows number 1 throughout. This means he finishes each half of the hey in his own position and passes between numbers 1 and 5.]

CHORUS TWICE

Finish facing up the set.

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