Tempest

Formation: Double Sicilian - 2 Couples facing 2 couples around circle (or in column)
         Ladies stand on partner's right.
Music: 32 bar single reels

4    All 4 couples join hands and circle left for 8 slip steps

4    Circle right for 8 slip steps, then take partner in ballroom hold facing couple in opposite line

4    Couples galop past each other, men passing back to back for 8 steps
4    Couples galop back to place, ladies passing back to back for 8 steps

4     Centre people in each line, join hands for RH star
      while end people swing opposite person
4     Centre people in each line change to LH star to return to place
      while end people swing opposite person in reverse direction
4    Reform lines, join hands along line, advance and retire
4    Drop hands, pass opposite by right shoulder, moving fwd to meet new opposite line.

32   Repeat as required with new opposite line each time

  NOTE: At end of columns, lines miss a turn before restarting in other direction


Dance Description Copyright Don Richmond  2002
This may be reproduced for self-educational purposes.