by Pat Shaw
from The Playford Ball Dances, 1965
(reconstructed from John Essex's 1706 translation of "La Matelote", by Raoul-Auger Feuillet)
FORMATION: Duple, longway set
First couple leads up through the couple above them, and cast down outside them, returning to your place. Then repeat said figure, vice-versa, with the couple below.
Next, first couple does a half-figure 8 around the second couple, then turn right hands to face their neighbors.
All partners do a back-to-back with their neighbors, and turn two hands once around.
Then, everybody does a back-to-back with their partners, and then the first couple turns two hands halfway and casts down to second place, while the other couple turns two hands once around and moves up to first place.