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Dumbarton Drums

Author: Traditional

Formation: Mescolanza Lines of 4 facing lines of 4, in columns, with the line nearest the caller (head of hall) having their backs to the caller.

Music: Lloyd Shaw 172 or any nicely phrased 64 count music. Could use music suitable for the event or season.

A1 With the music Forward and Back;

Right couple in front Sashay over;

(Right hand couple in each line steps forward & sashays [side-steps] to the left while the left hand couple sashays to the right.)

A2 With the music Forward and Back;

Right couple in front Sashay back;

B1 With the opposites Right hand Star;

Same four a Left hand Star;

B2 Back to lines then Forward and Back;

Arch to the Head, Dive to the Foot;

(Those facing up make an arch with their joined hands, moving over those facing down who Dive under those arches to face a new line of four.) Note: This is a good dance to use with first-timers.