The Sunday Class
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THREE SQUARED (J9x32) James Williams  Twixt Glen and Sea 2 Square of nine persons numbered: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  1 -  8 Persons 1+2+4 and also 6+8+9 dance RH across and LH across back whilst Persons 3+5+7 dance a reel of three (persons 3 & 5 pass Rsh) finishing with persons 2 and 3 facing person 1; persons 5 and 6 facing person 4; and persons 8 and 9 facing person 7  9 - 10 All set.  11 - 12 Persons 1+2, 4+5, and 7+8, ½ turn RH 13 - 14 Persons 1+3, 4+6, and 7+9 ½ turn LH 15 - 16 All set facing in, except person 6, in the centre position, who sets facing position two (top centre position)  17 - 18 Persons 6 and 3 (position two) pass Rsh to change places, finishing with person 3 in centre position facing person 5 (position four) 19 - 20 Person 3 change places (Rsh) with person 5 (position four), finishing with person 5 (in centre) facing position eight (bottom centre) 21 - 22 Person 5 change places (Rsh) with person 9 (position eight), finishing with person 9 facing position six. 23 - 24 Person 9 change places (Rsh) with person 4 (position six), finishing with person 4 in the centre (position five). (Progression as in Fisherman’s Reel). Finish in progressed positions:  2 6 1 3 4 9 8 5 7 25 - 32 Outside eight hands round and back whilst centre person (original person 4) dances some steps in the centre, finishing facing position three ready to start again (diag. reel of 3).
A very convenient dance to do when class numbers are otherwise awkward - though music can be a problem! As James said: “A dance for an odd number of dancers - or is that a number of odd dancers.......?”