1. 1) A couple turn by right hands, once and a half times around.

      A couple cast down to B’s place, B couple moves up.

      A couple cross and change places.

2)  All repeat with B’s doing what A couple has just done.

  1. 3)  A corners changes places.

       B corners change places.

       Circle four hands, half-way.

       All turn singles out from circle in a cloverleaf.

  1. 4)All repeat, B corners first, end is progression, A’s cast, B’s

      move up.

Well Hall

Breaking this down for you.

Defintions: Well Hall only has two new figures from what was learned in Hole in the Wall

Corners, A Corners, B Corners--These are based on where the A man is. His corner is not his partner opposite, but the other person diagonally away from him (most often a member of the other sex, but sometimes his own sex. The Corner is always referred to as the Man’s position, So A Corner-A man, B Corner-B man

Turn by right hands-As you would expect by such a call, the active couple, (first the A couple) grasp each others right hand, taking a step or two forward to do so and then they walk about each other as if there joined right hands created a pole for the to walk about between them. Doing this one and a half times, in Well Hall should have the man on the ladies side of the set, and the lady on the man’s when the measure ends.

Cloverleaf-This is an artistic way of having the set turn single. A turn single is something that is usually down over the right shoulder. You would take four walking steps to do so, walking in place in a circle so you end where you begin. Having turned about by stepping to the right, left foot crossing over the right first. A Cloverleaf is a little different as two of the set will turn over the left shoulder and turn this way. It makes the entire set looking as if they all turn away from the set. In this case, the A Corners turn left, while the B Corners turn right.

The Dance Figures:

The first part of the dance:

  1. All couples exchange honors at the beginning of the dance very briefly.

  1. The A couple Turn by Right. As explained the step towards each other so that they can grasp right hands, lightly, this is a dance, not a meeting and a handshake. As they reach for the partners hand they are actually already walking about in their circle in the set. They must progress one and half times around so that the man is on the ladies side, and she on the man’s side when the two measures end.

  2. The A couple cast down, and the B’s move up. Here using the momentum of turning, when the end of the turning by rights closes and casting begins, the active couple can just continue to walk behind the B couple. The B couple has the opportunity to join hands and gently walk to where the A’s just were. The A’s have much to do, and the B’s have plenty of time.

  3. The A’s having cast and reached the bottom of the set now come back in and approaching their partner gently turn with out contact with their partner so they return to the proper sides of the set and they can back into place. The correct side that they began on, but a place below.

  1. The B Couple does all that the A’s have just done, and the A’s act like B’s until when this is completed, all are where they began this figure of the dance.

The second part of the dance:

  1. Now we have the changing of places. A Corner’s, which would be Man A and Lady B, change places stepping towards each other, and crossing by right shoulders (a step to the left of the person that they are nearing.) Turning when they are in the center of the set so they can back into place diagonally from where they began.

  2. This is repeated by the other corner. At the end of which the Men are on the Ladies side and the Ladies on the Mens. The B couple is at the head of the set, while the A couple is below.

  3. All take hands for a circle, and go half-way which will bring everyone back to original places. Drop hands.

  4. The Cloverleaf as explained above. Turning single in place away from the center of the set.

  1. The second crossing section begun by the B Corner, the B Man and A Lady cross places first.

  2. The A Corner now crosses.

  3. Take hands and circle half-way to place

  4. Finally we have progression where the A’s who are above the B’s in original places cast out and go down the set on the outside, while the B’s join hands and lead up on the inside. Each couple ends in the other couples place. Here the dancers now start all over.

  1. The A’s are still A couples and immediately start with the new B couple in their set. The A’s taking right hands for one and half times round. At the top of the entire line, and the bottom, their will be a couple who are out and have to wait one time for the next couple to become free to dance with. If this waiting couple was an A just a moment before, they will now be a B couple, for they have reached the bottom of the set. The reverse is true for the B Couple that has reached the top of the set.


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