The Baban

8x32 reel for 3 couples in a longwise set
1-8 1C, 2C, and 3C dance left shoulder REELS OF 3 on the sidelines.
9-12 1M with 2M and 1W with 2W turn LH 1 1/2 to change places.
13-24 2C, 1C, 3C dance 3-COUPLE RIGHTS AND LEFTS:
Bars 1-2: All cross RH with opposite person.
Bars 3-4: Dancers in 1W and 3M's positions change places LH diagonally while the others change places LH on the sides.
Bars 5-12: Repeat bars 1-4 two more times to return to original positions.
25-32 2C, 1C, 3C CIRCLE six hands round and back.

Devised by Audrey McClellan. Published in 1995 by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in 20 Years 20 Dances.

If you enjoyed this dance, please consider purchasing a copy of 20 Years 20 Dances (includes original music by Sherry Wohlers Ladig for three dances) published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in honor of its twentieth anniversary in 1995. Copies are available from the branch secretary, Judith Palmateer ( or TACBooks (e-mail:

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