OUTSIDE THE BOX
32 bar Jig for 4 couples in a 4 couple longwise set 2nd and 4th couples begin on opposite sides
1- 4 All four couples dance set and link in tandem. Danced as follows:
1-2 All, joining hands on the sidelines, set.
3-4 1st woman and 2nd man cast pulling back right shoulders to 3rd and 4th places; 3rd man and 4th woman cast pulling back right shoulders to 1st and 2nd places; 1st man and 2nd woman dance forwards into 3rd and 4th place; 3rd woman and 4th man dance forwards into 1st and 2nd places. Those dancing forwards curve round right shoulder back to face in.
5-8 1st and 4th (middle) couples dance right hands across just under once round finishing in the middle with 4th woman ,with 1st man behind her facing 3rd man (in 1st man's place) and 1st woman, with 4th man behind her facing 2nd man (in 4th woman's place) - See figure.
9-12 4th woman with 1st man and 1st woman with 4th man, dance a ½ diagonal tandem reel of four with 2nd and 3rd men (i.e. dancing couples swap over the lead of the reel on bar 2 of the reel), on bar 12 1st and 4th couples ½ turn partner left hand to finish 4th woman with 1st man behind her facing up and 1st
woman with 4th man behind her facing down
13-16 4th woman with 1st man and 1st woman with 4th man dance a ½ diagonal tandem reel of four with 2nd and 3rd women. 1st couple finish in 3rd place facing in and down while 4th couple finish facing in and up in 2nd place.
17-20 2nd woman with 4th woman and 3rd woman with 1st woman turn right hands once round. At the same time 2nd man with 4th man and 3rd man with 1st man turn left hand once round.
21-24 4th couple dances a half figure of eight up through 2nd couple, while 1st couple dances a half figure of eight down through 3rd couple.
25-32 All four couples dance eight hands round and back.
Finish in the order 2 4 1 3, with 4th and 3rd couples on opposite sides.
Recommended Tune: "Combined Effort" (J Holland & P Cranford) - Jerry Holland's Collection (or an online version is on John Chambers' ABC site)
Devised 2012 by Duncan Brown (duncanqlnbrown [at] btinternet.com) for Chris Ronald, who when devising dances is always willing to think Outside the Box.
UPDATE: Bars 9-12 corrected on 13 Jan 2013
UPDATE: Bars 5-8 and 13-16 corrected on 15 Jan 2013 and diagram added.