8.b. Weave the Ring
Starting formation: Right and Left Grand Circle
Weave The Ring
Dance action: Dancers do a no-hands Right and Left Grand.
Ending formation: Right and Left Grand Circle
Styling: Women work their skirt with both hands as they move around the square. Men hold hands in
natural dance position. Dancers lead with their right shoulder as they pass the dancer on the right,
then with the left shoulder as they pass the dancer on the left. Brief eye contact should be made as they
meet each dancer. Attention should be paid to keeping the circle a reasonable size (i.e., not too large).
Comments: Some groups have flourishes which extend the timing to 16 beats requiring a phrased delivery.
Weave The Ring is best danced to a well timed delivery, often preceded by an Allemande Left. Surprise
or variety in starting formations is not recommended. While the Ocean Wave Rule applies to this call,
its application is also not recommended.