If the room will allow, a circular mescolanzes is better than one in lines.
For the chasée, you take a hold similar to that for the swing except that you are facing in the direction you are going and not facing each other directly. The chasée starts in the opposite direction to the original lines forward & back. As you start to chasée, veer slightly to your right to avoid colliding with the couple coming towards you and at the end of the chasée, veer slightly left so that everybody where you started the chasée.
Each turn through the dance will take you from one end of your line of four to the other end of your line of four.
Originally written as an English Ceilidh dance, the dance has proved equally suitable for contras where a simple mescolanzes is required. First performed at the 2004 Whitby Folk Festival.
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