Couples in a circle, standing side by side facing line of dance, holding inside hands, Follow on the right.
2 bars: Run Along LOD — Four counts forward along LOD with inside hands, then take other inside hands for four counts back along LOD.
2 bars: Run Against LOD — Repeat to travel against LOD back to place.
2 bars: Jump & Toss Across — With original inside hands, jump in to partner, jump away, then toss the Follow across to the inside lane, with a counter-clockwise rotation for her.
2 bars: Jump & Progress — With other inside hands, jump in to partner, jump away, then send the Follow diagonally forward to the outside lane, to repeat with a new partner.
There are many different interpretations of the footwork by various groups and teachers. Most of them are roughly compatible with each other. Here are some options:
If you or your community is interested in learning 't Smidje, .
For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.
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