Four and More

By Charlie Fenton

A1(8) Neighbors swing
(8) Circle left 3/4
A2(8) Partners swing
(8) Trail buddies allemande left (twice if you have time) and make long waves (gents facing in, ladies facing out, partner in right hand)
B1(4) Balance the wave right and left
(4) Slide right one place and make a new wave (as in Rory O'More)
(4) Balance this wave left and right
(4) Slide left one place
B2(4) Partners allemande right 3/4, make a wave of four (ladies in the center)
(4) Balance forward and back
(4) Ladies allemande left 1/2 and make a new wave (1's facing down)
(4) Balance forward and back
Pull through to start the dance with new neighbors

Author's Notes:
I call Rory O'More at our regular dances only occasionally, because I consider it boring for the inactives, and the lines are too long to give everyone a chance to be active. This is my attempt to create an even dance where everyone gets to do the balances (and optional osculation) with their partners and to include swings with both partners and opposites.
As in Rory O'More, the balances in B1 are always to your partner first, to make it easier to pull into the "slides." Experienced dancers familiar with Rory O'More will probably substitute twirls for the slides.
The balances in B2, however, should definitely be forward and back to pull you through at the end of the dance to swing the next.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 12/24/1996; last revised 3/21/2001; edited by Russell Owen