Dances by number of dancers

Webfeet's annotations, notes and queries on dances you might meet at an English Ceilidh, sorted by the number of dancers you would need. No way an attempt to record a definitive anything.

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2 people:

3 people:

6 people:

8 people:

Includes square sets, 4 couple sets and dances for 8 people...

10 people:

16 people:


For Longways Proper dances, all the men are on one side and all the women on the other. For Improper dances the first couples swap places.


Mixers mean you start dancing with your partner, but at the end of each time through the dance, you've changed to dancing with someone else...