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8, and No. 5 must get back to his station along the double curve travelled in the first four bars by No. 1. Thus:
Fig. 6. & Fig. 7.
The Chain is danced by Nos. 2, 4, and 6 precisely in the same way: No. 2 is always leader; always turns outward; and Nos. 4 and 6 always follow No. 2 on the lines of the double curve, or figure 8. No. 6, as No. 5, passes between Nos. 2 and 4, in chaining.
Occasionally, as for instance in "Country Gardens," the term "Half-chain" will be found. This means that the movement shown in Fig. 4 is executed to four bars of music; another movement follows; then "Half-chain" again, bringing numbers back to original stations.
If, as very often occurs, the Chain follows a movement executed in Front formation, the dancers simply turn and follow one another as shown in diagrams, when the Chain music begins.
This is called in the NotationóChain.
This movement is executed in Front formation, to eight bars of music, as follows:
In the first two bars each dancer crosses over and takes the place of his partner, setting the pairs back to back, thus:

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