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Silly Threesome

Author:  Kenneth & Sibyl Clark
Formation: Big circle, in threesomes, man + 2 women, plus a few spare men.  All the 3s in a circle, facing anticlockwise.  Spare men hover in middle until B2 when they join the competition.  Fun.  Competitive mixer.
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English

A1: All take hands, forward in threes 8 steps.
A2: Men elbow-turn right twice with right woman, left twice with left-hand woman.  (Caller can choose any figure here.)
B1: Forward in 3s again.
B2: Woman make stationary arches; man tunnel under (spare men can join in or wait in the middle).
B2 repeats until the music stops suddenly, then men compete for partners and form new lines of 3.

You can ring the changes on A2: do-si-do right shoulder, do-si-do left shoulder; circle left in 3s for 8 steps then circle right; reel of 3, etc.

The video clip shows a slightly different version.

Music:  32 bar but with stops - Agree with band how to stop.
Thumbnail:  Sicilian threesome.  Go forwards, middles turn ends, forwards, tunnelling.