Get the tune!Glorishears

Leapfrog dance, devised by Mark Pollard and based on the Fieldtown dance of the same name.

A1 Once-To-Yourself.
A2 Foot-Up-And-Down.
B1 Chorus: Form a circle. All walk clockwise around the set, starting on the left foot. Two paces should take you one place around the circle. When you reach Number 1's position, perform a left-hand salute (as in the first Distinguishing Figure in "Banks Of The Dee": the hand moves up to the side of the head, sweeps back over the head in a circular motion on the first strong beat of the music, down and out to the left, and finishes with a sweep across the body a little above waist height on the second strong beat) as you walk across in front of the musician. The dancers salute in the order 1, 3, 5, 6, 4, 2. All galley left to place; two plain capers to lead into the next figure.
A3 Half Gyp.
B2 Chorus as in B1, except the salute-while-crossing-in-front-of-the-musician is replaced by two half capers.
A4 Whole Gyp.
C1 Chorus, as in B1, except for two things: the salute while crossing in front of the musician is replaced by two squash-beetles, and (because this is the slow version of the music) the steps that the dancers take when walking round the circle are much smaller: it should take four paces to move one place around the circle.
A5 Rounds.
C2 Chorus: leapfrogs. Form a circle. Numbers 1, 4 and 5 face clockwise around the set; 2, 3 and 6 face anticlockwise. This is the direction that each dancer will travel around the circle. 2, 3 and 6 bend down (keep your legs fairly straight; most dancers tend to place the left foot ahead of the right, bracing themselves by grasping the left ankle with both hands; tuck your head well down). 1 leapfrogs over 2, 5 over 3, and 4 over 6 using a step which is essentially a modified upright caper (the actual leapfrog comes between the third and fourth beats of the movement; use your hands lightly on the other dancer's lower back to help yourself over and to help keep control; land with feet together). Then 1, 3 and 5 bend down (probably with a slight adjustment of the feet to preserve the shape and dimensions of the circle) and 2, 3 and 6 leapfrog over the dancer facing them. Repeat these leapfrogs twice more - each dancer leaps three times in all - which should bring everbody back -approximately - to place. All galley left to place; two plain capers to lead into the next figure.
A6 Whole Hey, finishing with four plain capers facing up.