Blaydon Races

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Blaydon Races

A large circle alternate man, lady hands joined.
A1 Circle Advance and Retire
Advance and Retire
All join hands in a large circle, advance and retire twice.
A2 Couples Chasse In and OutChasse Again Men and the lady on their right take the old fashioned waltz hold. Take 2 chasse steps in and out.
Chasse in and out again.
B1 Promenade
Men Advance
Couples promenade in a waist level hold [6 bars /count of 12] and the men advance to the next lady by taking longer steps than the ladies. [2 bars]
B2 Set to New PartnerSpin New Partner
Reform Circle.
Set with new partner. [2 bars]
Spin with with new partner [5 bars] Reform circle. [1 bar]
32 bar Polkas or Jigs AABB Simple, vigorous dance.  The song was  written by Geordie Ridley a Tyneside music hall singer in 1862

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