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The Merchant Set:

Pattern for figures 1, 2 and 3:
All: circle, advance/retire twice and swing
Each couple in turn, while in first tops position: dance the Figure and All: Move On
All: house to finish

Pattern for figure 4:
All: circle, advance/retire twice and swing
Each couple in turn, while in first tops position: dance the Figure and All: Move On
All: circle advance/retire twice and swing
All: house to finish

1st figure (reel):

Figure: dance inside

Move On: original tops face left / original sides face right, advance/retire in waltz-hold, ladies cross right-to-right, gents cross left-to-left and swing
2nd figure (reel):

Figure: dance inside, advance in, turn the lady, advance out, turn the lady, swing in 4 with the opposite couple

Move On: break swing to the right of where you were and form lines of 4, advance/retire, advance, circle up, move on and swing
3rd figure (reel):

Figure: dance inside

Move On: gents left hands in and dance 1 1/4 way anticlockwise around, while ladies dance 2 bars on the spot and then 3/4 way clockwise around, meet your partner and swing
4th figure (hornpipe):

Figure: dance inside and twirl the lady inside the set

Move On: original tops face left / original sides face right, sevens in, sevens out and dance around each other

This summary is intended as a memory aid for people attending my classes, it is not intended as stand-alone instructional material

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