Grouped figures

Arches

470 – Arch
471 – Arch and dive through
472 – Dip and dive

Balance and set

100 – Set
101 – Set and turn single
102 – Set forward & fall back
103 – Balance
104 – Step in
122 – Step and honour
124 – Foot it
126 – Balance back
180 – Step setting
305 – Balance and swing
308 – Partners balance and swing
309 – Corners/nbrs balance and swing
505 – Corners set and turn single
641 – Rigadoon step
984 – Balance in line and change line

Casts

130 – Cast
131 – Single cast
132 – Double cast
133 – Cast (others move up)
134 – Cast & go round, follow & cut through
490 – Cast and lead
491 – Cast and cross
498 – Double cast and lead
499 – Triple cast and lead

Chains

335 – Flutter wheel
336 – Flutter wheel sweep quarter more
386 – Give and take
480 – Ladies' chain
481 – Half ladies' chain
482 – Ladies' chain up & down
483 – Half ladies' chain up & down
484 – 4 ladies' chain
485 – 3 ladies chain
486 – Open ladies chain
487 – Men's chain
488 – 5 Ladies chain
489 – Diagonal Ladies Chain
496 – 6 ladies chain
850 – Grand chain
851 – Grand chain along line
852 – Progressive grand chain
853 – Teacup chain
950 – Weave

Change places / sides

191 – Pull by
192 – LH pull by
241 – Chevron
278 – Cross R and loop L
279 – Cross L and loop R
280 – Cross over
281 – Change places RH
282 – Change places LH
283 – Change places both hands
284 – Change places
285 – Pass through
286 – Cross down
287 – Cross up
288 – Diamond cross over
289 – Double pass through
292 – Cross trail through
293 – Circulate (Box circulate)
310 – Hole in the Wall cross
311 – Clumps
331 – California twirl
332 – Jersey Twirl/Nevada Twirl
333 – Box the Gnat/Swat the Flea
334 – Star thru'
436 – Cross over stars
500 – Corners cross
501 – Quick corners cross
502 – Long corners cross
506 – Cross on right diagonal
507 – Cross on left diagonal
560 – Pass lady across
570 – Cross and cast
571 – Cross and cast twice
802 – Change places with in/out chassé
846 – Petit fours
983 – Pass the ocean

Chassé / Galop

112 – Galop down
113 – Galop down and back
114 – Galop up
115 – Galop up and back
138 – Rollaway
139 – Galop across and back
140 – Rory O'More
146 – Galop out
147 – Galop in and out
148 – Galop in
270 – Chassé, slide, sashay
271 – 2-hand chassé

Couples

116 – Shake Hands
123 – Salute
290 – Promenade
291 – Half promenade
303 – Swing to bottom
370 – Pivot turn
691 – Gay Gordons hold
692 – Ballroom hold
693 – Heel and toe
694 – Butterfly hold
900 – Dance around
901 – Waltz around
902 – Polka around
903 – Swing around

Courtesy

116 – Shake Hands
120 – Beckon
121 – Honour
122 – Step and honour
123 – Salute
127 – Approach
161 – Siding into line
162 – C# siding
163 – C# siding R shoulder
164 – Half siding and turn single
170 – Conventional intro (USA)
171 – Arm R & L
172 – Arm right
173 – Arm left
174 – Arm L & R
175 – Short arm turn
198 – Diagonal back to back
200 – Back to back
201 – Back to back L
202 – Back to back R & L
203 – Corners/nbrs back to back
204 – Partners back to back
205 – Mirror back to back
206 – Revolving back to back
207 – Back to back, face en face
208 – Face en face
209 – Scissors back to back
210 – Back to back for three
240 – Pothooks
503 – Corners meet
509 – Double Triangles (set and change)
555 – Corners meet and stand back to back
690 – Courtesy turn
941 – Partners arm the chain down side

Figures of eight

220 – Long Pond
508 – Zig-zag
810 – Half figure of 8
811 – Whole figure of 8
812 – Half figure of 8 up
813 – Half figure of 8 down
814 – Half figure of 8 (split)
815 – Double figure of 8
816 – Half double figure of 8
817 – Cross-over figure of eight
818 – Dolphin figure of eight
830 – Four Winds figure
831 – Half Four Winds figure
889 – Sheepskin hey
950 – Weave

Follow

141 – Follow partner
142 – Follow corner/opposite
143 – Follow neighbour
145 – Chase
674 – Serpentine
914 – Follow partner hey
918 – Follow neighbour hey

Go round

360 – Go round partner
361 – Go round neighbour
362 – Go round couple
363 – Go round set, orbit
364 – Go round corner
670 – Line leads round other line
671 – M lead round W
672 – W lead round M

Gypsy

211 – Gypsy R
212 – Gypsy L
213 – Gypsy R facing out
214 – Gypsy L facing out
215 – Dolphin gypsy
216 – Mirror gypsy
217 – Gypsy R then L
218 – Gypsy L then R
219 – Double gypsy
306 – Partners gypsy meltdown
307 – Corners/nbrs gypsy meltdown
438 – Gypsy star, special star

Heys

366 – Cupids Hey
508 – Zig-zag
839 – Diagonal R & L through
840 – Right and left through
841 – Right and left through and back
842 – Square hey, 2 changes
843 – Square hey, 3 changes
844 – Square hey, 4 changes
845 – Square hey, 5 changes
846 – Petit fours
847 – Left and left through
848 – R & L variant
849 – Right and right through
869 – Schiehallion reel
870 – Straight hey
871 – Heys at the ends
872 – Lichfield Hey
873 – Straight hey for 3
874 – Straight hey for 4
875 – Straight hey for 5
876 – Straight hey for 6
877 – Promenade hey (lead couple)
878 – Straight hey for 8
879 – Any hey of choice
880 – Grimstock hey
881 – Half Grimstock hey
882 – Parallel hey
883 – Cross Grimstock hey
884 – Cross hey and hey own side
885 – Morris hey
886 – Cross Morris hey
887 – Mirror hey
888 – Ægle hey
889 – Sheepskin hey
910 – Shetland reel
911 – Grimstock Shetland Reel
912 – Promenade hey (all couples)
913 – Dolphin hey
914 – Follow partner hey
915 – Exwood hey
916 – Complex (FdM) hey
917 – Meta hey
918 – Follow neighbour hey

Leading

112 – Galop down
113 – Galop down and back
114 – Galop up
115 – Galop up and back
150 – Lead up
151 – Up a double and back
152 – Down a double and back
153 – Lead out and back
154 – Lead in
155 – Lead out
156 – Lead round
157 – Meet and fall back
158 – Lead down followed by rest
159 – Lead forward and back
160 – Lead up followed by rest
195 – Ends meet
340 – Lead between & cast back
341 – Lead up between & cast back
342 – Lead down between & cast back
343 – Lead across between & cast back
344 – Lead between
345 – Lead through and cast followed by rest
346 – Lead to right
347 – Lead to left
365 – Mad Robin figure
367 – Double Mad Robin
412 – Lead up/down single file
530 – Into centre and back without hands
531 – Into centre and back with hands
650 – Forward & back (individually)
651 – Lead down, centres wheel, lead back
652 – Lead down, couples wheel, lead back
653 – Lead down, centres wheel, back and cast
654 – Lead down, couples wheel, back and cast
655 – Lead down, centres wheel, back bend line
656 – Lead down, couples wheel, back bend line
657 – Lead down, make cosy line, lead back
658 – Lead down, threesome turn, back
659 – Lead down, wring the dishrag, lead back
660 – Lead down
661 – Lead down, turn and lead back
662 – Lead down, turn lady under, lead back
663 – Lead down, lead back and cast
664 – Lead away
665 – Lead away, lead back
666 – Lead down, Dixie twirl, lead back
667 – Lead down outside
669 – Lead down, sliding doors, lead back
670 – Line leads round other line
671 – M lead round W
672 – W lead round M
673 – Thread the needle
760 – Fall back
761 – Fall back and come forward
762 – Fall back and turn single forward

Lines

450 – Line facing up
451 – Line facing down
452 – Lines across facing
453 – Lines facing out
454 – Lines
455 – Bend the line
670 – Line leads round other line
673 – Thread the needle
761 – Fall back and come forward
762 – Fall back and turn single forward
800 – Lines forward and back
801 – Lines fall back

Miscellaneous

117 – Clap
118 – Snap fingers
119 – Jump/stamp
120 – Beckon
125 – Jump in
128 – Kiss
129 – Nod
239 – Peep
299 – Any figure of choice
365 – Mad Robin figure
367 – Double Mad Robin
440 – Wind up the ball yarn
508 – Zig-zag
610 – Matchboxes (as in Picking up Sticks)
611 – Sliding doors
680 – Repeat down
681 – Repeat L for R and v.v.
682 – Repeat
683 – Repeat 2x
684 – Repeat 3x
695 – In canon
940 – Strip the willow

Positions

104 – Step in
110 – Men
111 – Women
231 – Face partner
232 – Face contra
233 – Face corner
234 – Face neighbour
404 – Take hands in circle
434 – Give crossed hands
450 – Line facing up
451 – Line facing down
452 – Lines across facing
453 – Lines facing out
454 – Lines
770 – Stand back to back

Poussettes

381 – Straight poussette
382 – Half poussette
383 – Draw poussette
384 – Poussette out/up/down
385 – Whole Poussette
388 – Diagonal half poussette
389 – Gypsy Poussette

Progressions

295 – M pass to W in front
296 – Pass on to next couple
387 – Dolphin progression
930 – Chain progression

Rings

313 – Basket
400 – Circle left
401 – Circle R
402 – Circle L & R
404 – Take hands in circle
405 – Counter circles
406 – Circle left (slip step)
407 – Circle right (slip step)
408 – Circle L & R (slip step)
409 – Circle halfway and fall back
420 – Back ring
421 – Back ring to R
422 – Back ring to L
530 – Into centre and back without hands
531 – Into centre and back with hands
581 – Four leaf clover
675 – Circle to a line
982 – Alamo ring

Single file

293 – Circulate (Box circulate)
405 – Counter circles
410 – Single file circle
411 – Single file counter circles
412 – Lead up/down single file
674 – Serpentine

Square special

176 – Kentucky do-si
181 – Cotillion changes
262 – Georgia Rang Tang
285 – Pass through
292 – Cross trail through
334 – Star thru'
440 – Wind up the ball yarn
840 – Right and left through
841 – Right and left through and back
850 – Grand chain
851 – Grand chain along line
852 – Progressive grand chain
853 – Teacup chain
860 – Grand square
861 – Grand square and reverse
862 – Half grand square
863 – Quarter grand square
864 – Special grand square
865 – Special grand square and reverse
866 – Mini Grand Square
890 – Running set do-si
891 – Running set going down town
980 – Ocean wave
981 – Ocean wave, balance
982 – Alamo ring
983 – Pass the ocean
985 – Allemande Thar

Stars

430 – Star
431 – Right hand star
432 – Left hand star
433 – RH star, LH star
435 – Progressive stars
436 – Cross over stars
437 – LH star, RH star
438 – Gypsy star, special star
439 – Double star
441 – RH double star
442 – LH double star
985 – Allemande Thar

Steps

370 – Pivot turn
600 – Slip step
601 – Skip step
602 – Skip change of step
603 – Rant step
604 – Step hop
605 – Minuet step
641 – Rigadoon step
693 – Heel and toe

Swings

177 – Hullichan swing
300 – Partners swing
301 – Corners/nbrs swing
302 – Corners swing
303 – Swing to bottom
305 – Balance and swing
306 – Partners gypsy meltdown
307 – Corners/nbrs gypsy meltdown
308 – Partners balance and swing
309 – Corners/nbrs balance and swing
903 – Swing around
904 – Tulloch swing

Turn single

101 – Set and turn single
105 – Turn single
106 – Turn single R
107 – Turn single L
108 – Turn single up
109 – Turn single down
505 – Corners set and turn single
540 – Petronella turn
541 – Make circle, balance, petronella turn
580 – Cloverleaf turn single
762 – Fall back and turn single forward

Turns

137 – Turn under arm, butterfly whirl
175 – Short arm turn
176 – Kentucky do-si
250 – RH turn
251 – LH turn
252 – Mirror turn
253 – RH turn and LH turn
254 – LH turn and RH turn
255 – Overhead allemande
256 – Turn corner, partner, corner, partner
257 – LH turn backwards
258 – Turn contra corners
260 – Two hand turn
261 – Two-hand turn anticlockwise
262 – Georgia Rang Tang
337 – Revolving door
350 – Gates out
351 – Gates up
352 – Gates down
353 – Wheel
504 – Corners turn
690 – Courtesy turn

Twirls

137 – Turn under arm, butterfly whirl
138 – Rollaway
140 – Rory O'More
255 – Overhead allemande
331 – California twirl
332 – Jersey Twirl/Nevada Twirl
333 – Box the Gnat/Swat the Flea
334 – Star thru'
440 – Wind up the ball yarn

Waves

980 – Ocean wave
981 – Ocean wave, balance
982 – Alamo ring

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The coding of figures has evolved over a number of years. New figures or figure combinations have been added to the database without the updating of entries for dances entered already. A process of revision is being carried out but in the meantime, it is suggested that you try different combinations of figures if the first selection doesn't bring up the dances you expect.



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