Triplets
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Scottish Spinoff
By Dottie Welch, March 2013
Idea from Scottish Country Triplet used by Alex Ritchie at Golden Squares
Set Up:  Three couples in proper contra lines
Music:  “Ellwyn’s Fairy Glen Medley” on Caledonian Ball (Marching Reels)

A1   (8)  First couple Pass Thru and Cast Down around one
       (8)  Actives Star Right with couple Below
A2   (8)  Actives Star Left with couple Above
       (8)  Active Gent lead between ladies around to top and down the center

B1   (8)  Lines of three march down
       (8)  Turn Alone and Come Back 	
B2   (8)  Active Lady go Right, Gent go Left around to foot
       (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back

Forest Heights Triplet
By Dottie Welch, November 2012
Set Up:  Three couples in proper contra lines
Music: “Earl Bley’s and Fiddle Hill Jig” on Southerner’s Plus Two

A1   (8)  Top couple Pass Thru and Cast Down around one
       (8)  Actives Star Right with couple Below
A2   (8)  Actives Star Left with couple Above
       (8)  Right Ends Dosado

B1   (8)  Left Ends Dosado
       (8)  All Six Circle Left Halfway around
B2   (8)  Just the Ends Pass Thru and U-Turn Back
       (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back

Double Star Triplet
By Dottie Welch May 2008
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music: “Burns Hornpipe Medley” on Caledonia Ball LP

A1   (16) All 6 Skinny Circle Left (16)
A2   (16) All 6 Skinny Circle Right (16)

B1   (8)  Top 4 Star Right
       (8)  Bottom 4 Star Left
B2   (8)  Top Couple Slow Chasse to Foot  
       (8)  Lines of 3 Forward and Back

Dosado Triplet
By Dottie Welch May 2008
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Come and See Me" on Lloyd Shaw 336

A1   (8)  Forward and Back
       (8)  Right Ends Dosado
A2   (8)  Left Ends Dosado
       (8)  Centers Dosado

B1   (16) Lines of 3 Dosado
B2   (8)  Top Couple Pass Thru and go down around 2
       (8)  All Two-hand Circle to Place (optional 1/2 or 1)

Chasse Triplet
By Dottie Welch, May 2008
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music: “Cock o' the North and Hundred Pipers” (fiddlers)

A1   (8)  All Slow Chasse Down
       (8)  All Chasse Back
A2   (8)  Top Couple Chasse Down Inside
       (8)  Chasse Back

B1   (8)  Top Couple Cast Off to Center
       (8)  All 6 Circle Left Halfway
B2   (8)  Pass Thru and U Turn Back
       (8)  Forward and Back 

Kingston Flyer for Seniors
Minor Modification of Kingston Flyer By Ian Boyd 
Formation:  Proper Contra lines of 3 to 6 couples 
Music:  “Pittsfield Drum and Bugle Corps” on Ute 1

A1   (16)  Lady number 1 lead ladies around the men (16 steps)
A2   (16)  Man number 1 lead men around the ladies (16 steps)

B1   (8)  Couple number 1 walk down center 8
       (8)  And come back 8 
B2   (8)  Couple number 1 separate around to the foot of each line 
       (8)  Forward and Back

Barley and Oats
By Ken Kernan
Formation:  Proper Contra lines of 3 to 6 couples 
Music: “Paddlin’ Madelin Home” on Blue Star 2455

A1   (8)  Everybody Forward and Back
       (8)  Pass Thru and All U-Turn Back
A2   (8)  Everybody Forward and Back
       (8)  Pass Thru and All U-Turn Back

B1   (8)  Top Couple Strut to the Foot
       (8)  Strut back to the head of the set to be Leaders
B2   (8)  Follow the Leader Single File to the foot
       (8)  Actives Arch and others Duck Thru

Senior’s Arch Over
By Dottie Welch, (Idea from No Name Contra by Jerry Helt)
Music:  “Love in the Country” on Red Boot 1301, “Show Boat” on Jewel 705, 
Or “Dashing White Sargeant” on Lloyd Shaw 193/104 
Formation:  Proper Contra lines of 6 couples or less. 

A1   (8)  Everybody Forward and Back
       (8)  (Right hand) Switch with Partner
A2   (8)  Forward and Back
       (8)  Switch Back

B1   (8)  Top Couple Strut to the foot
       (8)  Same couple arch and Promenade over the Gent’s line
B2   (8)  Promenade arch over the Lady’s line
       (8)  Into Place at the end

Mini Virginny
By Dottie Welch, modification of the Virginia No Reel
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Virginia Reel”

A1   (8)  Forward and Back
       (8)  Turn Partner Right
A2   (8)  Turn Partner Left
       (8)  Partner Dosado

B1   (8)  Top Couple Reel the Set, Turn Partner Right 1 1/2
       (8)  Turn next Opposite Left, Turn Partner Right
B2   (8)  Next Opposite Left, Partner Right to bottom spot
       (8)  (If time: Forward and Back) 

Top Weave Down Triplet
By Dottie Welch for DANS School Package, 2006
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Road to Boston”

A1   (8)  All six Circle Left
       (8)  Circle Right
A2   (8)  Top dancers Weave down (in front and then behind)
       (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back

B1   (8)  All six Star Right
       (8)  Star Left back to place
B2   (8)  With your opposite Dosado
       (8)  Pass Through and Turn Alone

Right and Left Thru Triplet
By Dottie Welch, June 2002, 
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “March to May & Bonaparte” on Kitchen Chair

A1   (8)  All Swing your Partner, First couple face down, others face up
       (8)  Top two Right and Left Thru, New Centers with a full Turn
A2   (8)  Bottom two Right and Left Thru 
       (8)  Bottom two Veer Left, Active wheel in behind (center), other Veer Right

B1   (8)  Leaders begin Grand Right and Left, all dancers go three hands  
       (8)  All Face In, Proper Lines of three Forward and Back 
B2   (8)  Centers Star Right above
       (8)  Centers Star Left below
 (order at end is 3, 1, 2)

Grand Right and Left:  At the beginning all couples are facing down the hall.  
The original couple #3 is leading at the foot.  Couple #3 begins by facing each 
other for a right pull by, then they left pull by with couple #1, and right pull by 
with couples #2.  Meanwhile couple #1 does a right pull by with each other and 
then a left pull by with couple #2.  Couple #2 finishes with a right pull by. 

Star Right above and then Star Left below:  Because these are Proper Lines, the 
stars will be Boy-Boy-Girl-Girl. After the Star Right above, Gent #1 will lead Lady 
#1 into the Star Left below.

Ladies Long Chain Triplet
By Dottie Welch, June 2002
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Earl Bley's & Fiddle Hill Jig” on Southerners Plus Two

A1   (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back
       (8)  All Swing your Partner, first couple face down, others face up
A2   (8)  Ladies Long Chain: Begin with top two couples but centers half turn
       (8)  Bottom two couples Chain but centers half turn, top two Chain

B1   (8)  Bottom two Chain, top two Chain 
       (8)  Bottom two Chain and center half turn to face the top, Tops Veer Left
B2   (8)  Same couples Veer Right, Bottom couples Veer Right
       (8)  Actives Wheel around at bottom, all face in
(order at end is 2, 3, 1)

Ladies Long Chain:  Ladies give right hands to each other and left to the gents. 
Center gent turns half to pass ladies across the set. Original centre lady chains to 
top, back to middle, to bottom and back to middle. The outside ladies chain all 
the way through and all the way back.  Each lady does four chains. 

Money Musk Triplet
Idea from Money Musk Traditional American Triple Contra
By Dottie Welch, June 2002 for Canadian National in Saint John, NB,
   modified 2009, simplified 2012
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Money Musk” on Folkraft 1148 
or “Liberty & Old Grey Cat” by Kitchen Chair (or other Hornpipe)

A1   (8)  First couple Dosado and Pass By
       (8)  Go out and down around one to the center spot
A2   (8)  Forward six and Back
       (8)  Actives two-hand Circle Left 3/4 round, Others turn 1/4 in 

B1   (8)  New lines Forward six and Back
       (8)  Actives two-hand Circle Left 3/4 round, Others turn 1/4 in
B2   (8)  Proper lines Forward six and Back
       (8)  Actives Right-Arm Turn and go out and down to foot

Actives Circle Left 3/4:  After the first time the Actives Circle Left 3/4 the gent will 
be facing up and the lady will be facing down.  The others (inactives) turn 
individually one quarter in to face up or down their own line.  They reach out and 
make crosswise lines of three with the actives in the center.  When this is 
repeated everyone should be back where they began.

Right Hand High Triplet
By Dottie Welch, June 2002
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Moon & 7 Stars Medley” by Kitchen Chair

A1   (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back
       (8)  Top Couple Cast Off Around One  (face up, then out and go down one) 
A2   (8)  Center two Lead Right, Circle three once and a bit
       (8)  Crosswise Lines of three Forward and Back

B1   (8)  Lines Pass Thru
       (8)  Right Hand High, Left Hand Low, Reverse
B2   (8)  All six Circle Left 3/4
       (8)  Center two Pass Thru and both go Left around one
(order at end is 3, 1, 2)

After Circle 3, same sex dancers separate hands to open out facing other line 
crosswise of the hall with the lone sex dancer in the centre.

Right Hand High, Left Hand Low:  Centre dancer make high arch with dancer on 
their right, Left dancer duck through the arch, Right dancer make big loop to 
reverse the line without releasing hands. 

Triplet Version of Toots’ Dosado Trio
By Dottie Welch, June 2008 (Idea from Toots Trio by Bob Howell)
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Jack's Life and Ah! Les Fraises et les Framboises” on Southerner's Plus Two

A1   (16) Six Circle Left full around
A2   (8)  Centers with the diagonal right Dosado and Right end Slide Into Center
       (8)  New Centers Dosado

B1   (8)  Ends Dosado Opposite and Centers Slide Left
       (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back
B2   (8)  Six Star Right
       (8)  Six Star Left

Dosado and Slide:  Centers look to diagonal right end and Dosado with them 
backing into the end spot while the end dancer slides to the left into the middle.

New Centres Dosado straight across

Left end dancers Dosado with their Opposite while the Center slides to their left 
making space in the center for the Left End dancer to back into.

Contra Corners Triplet #1
By Dottie Welch, June 2002
Formation:  3 couples in Proper Contra Line
Music:  “Butterfly” on Global Music: GMP 508

A1   (8)  Actives Sashay down the center (six steps and turn alone)
       (8)  Actives come back and Cast Off with next two
A2   (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back
       (8)  Actives Turn Contra Corners, (Partner right, right opposite left,

B1   (8)  partner right, left opposite left, partner right to home)
       (8)  Others Dosado
B2   (8)  Ends Forward and Back while Actives Pass Thru 
       (8)  Actives go below one then, Single Circle half to own line

Contra Corners Triplet #2
By Dottie Welch, November 2006
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Butterfly” on Global Music 508

A1   (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back
       (8)  Top couple down the centers (6 steps and turn alone)
A2   (8)  Come back and Cast Off (unassisted)
       (8)  New Ends Dosado

B1   (8)  New centers Turn Contra Corners, (Partner right, right opposite left,
       (8)  partner right, left opposite left)
B2   (8)  Actives Swing
       (8)  Actives go Out and Below One to the bottom

Triplet Version of Rio Trio (This is a test of expertise) 
Rio Trio written by Ken Kernen  
Formation:  Proper Contra Lines of three couples
Music:  “Paloma Blanca” on Hi Hat 457

A1   (8)  Ends Star Left  (all four end dancers in one star)
       (8)  Same four Star Right and back away at home
A2   (8)  Centers Turn Right and Right Opposite Left
       (8)  Centres Right and Left Opposite Left

B1   (8)  Centers Right and Left Corner Left
       (8)  Centers Right and Right Corner Left (then back to home)
B2   (8)  Lines of three Forward and Back
       (8)  Top two Pass Thru to Opposite Bottom (or Turn Thru to own bottom)

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