Whiteladies Aston


A dance for 8, 2 rows of 4. Do everything swoopily.
 1 2
3 4
5 6
7 8
This is the main set position, facing across the set.
CHORUS Half hey (8 steps), sticking for 8 across the set, half hey back to position, sticking for 8.
HEY IN COUPLES 2 steps on spot, then 2 steps to link arms with partner - 1&2 facing down the set, the rest facing up. Top couple begin the hey, each couple joins in as the first couple reaches them - 32 steps in all.
CHORUS  
CIRCLE AND SIDES 1,2,3,4 do right hand star for 8 (slowly round once clockwise).
5,6,7,8 right hand star for 8 (slowly round once clockwise).
Repeat with left hand star for 8.
7 and 8's movements omitted for simplicity, but they mirror 1 & 2.
  Then 3,4,5,6 do right hand star for 8 and left hand star for 8, while....
1,2,7,8 cross over and step round edge of set 4 steps each side (see the sketch above).
CHORUS  
CROSS OVER Lines cross over, passing right shoulders. 4 steps across, keeping lines straight, 2 steps to turn on right shoulder to face inwards, 2 steps back to meet. Sticking for 8. Repeat once more, which will take you back to place.
CHORUS  
PROCESS UP 7 + 8 process up through middle of set (4 steps up, 4 steps backwards to place). Repeat with 5 + 6, 7 + 8.
Repeat with 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8.
Repeat with 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8.
CHORUS  
CIRCLE & FINISH 2 steps to make circle (3,4,5,6, take 2 steps to side).
Dance round in circle turn out on 15, 16 with stick held in both hands high in air.
Wait 4 beats of music, arms down and dance off.