The Garland

8x32 jig for 2 couples in a longwise set
1-8 1C and 2C SET ADVANCING to the center of the set, giving right shoulder to partner, to form a line of four up and down the set. BALANCE IN LINE and dance a HALF REEL OF 4, giving right shoulder to partner to begin.
9-16 All TURN RH 1/2 to reform the line and BALANCE IN LINE. Dance a HALF REEL OF 4 and finish in the center of the set, ready to dance clockwise through own place.
17-24 1C and 2C CHASE clockwise two places (4 bars). ADVANCE and quickly TURN BH 1/2 to change places (as in "Trip to Bavaria") and RETIRE.
25-32 1C and 2C CIRCLE to the left and back.

Devised by Roberta Williams. 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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