The Elephant's Stampede
Music: Nellie the Elephant
A 48 bar jig in a square set
|1-8||All four couples circle 8 hands round and back|
|9-12||1st couple and 3rd couple advance into the centre of the set, join free hands with 2nd and 4th couple and retire to form a longwise set ending
4M 1L 1M 2L
4L 3M 3L 2M
|13-16||All dance half reels of 4 on the sidelines ending
2L 1M 1L 4M
2M 3L 3M 4L
|17-20||All dance half rights and lefts across the set ending
3L 2M 4L 3M
1M 2L 4M 1L
|21-24||4L with 2M, 3L with 1M, 2L with 4M and 1L with 3M (i.e. end couples and middle couples) turn one and a half times with the right hand to reform the square set and to finish with lady on man's right ending
|25-32||Ladies petronella on one place to next lady's place on the right and set; repeat to meet partner. (All have progressed one place to the right.) Ladies turn about on last setting step to finish facing out ending
|33-48||All dance Schiehallion reels|
Repeat from new positions.
By Gillian Mackintosh and Lorna Macdonald 1995 for Helen Bonar (now McGinley).
© Gillian Mackintosh & Lorna Smith (née Macdonald), August 1995
From the Aurora 10th Anniversary Book, with permission.
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