Conventions Used in Dance Descriptions
Unless otherwise indicated: CCW = counter-clockwise
; indicates the midpoint of the music Circular hey is without hands
Turn = 2-hand turn, once round Grand chain is with hands
Cross = change sides of the set still facing out Rights and lefts is with hands
Change = change sides of the set and  immediately face in again Side = Sharp (curly) siding
CW = clockwise
Dances in 3/2 or 3/4  time have 3 steps to each bar of music. All other dances have 2 steps to the bar.
Dates given represent the dates or range of dates of publication for the historical (i.e., original) version of the dance. For recently composed dances, the dates are for the publication of the dance.