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Merry Mary

4 x 24 bar Jig, 4 couple set

July 1st 2000

Written for my daughter Maria (11) who likes arches.

Description Click on drawing to animate it
1-8 1st couple down the middle and up, back into 2nd place;
2nd couple stepping up.
9-12 All advance and retire.
13-16 All advance for two, clap 3x with partner on bars 15, 151/2 and 16.
The arches
17-20 2nd couple dances down under arches made by couples 1, 3 and 4;
on last bar couples forming arches step up.
21-24 Repeat bars 17-20 with 1st couple dancing under arches made by couples 3, 4 and 2.

Couples end in the order 3, 4, 2 and 1.

New top couple starts the dance again.

Alternate for three couple set:
During bars 1-8, dancing couple dances not up to 2nd place, but back to top.