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METRO4 (J40) 4C set Zoltán Gräff

1-10 All set (2 bars) parallel reels of 4 on side lines
11-16 1s+3s set, ½ turn RH into ½ RHA. 1324
17-20 2s+3s ½ chase clockwise. 1(2)(3)4
21-30 1s+2s and 3s+4s double Fig of 8 for 10 bars (2s start crossing up, 3s start crossing down), 1s and 4s finish in the middle, 1s facing down, 4s facing up. 2143
31-34 1s+4s Set&Link, finish facing own partner. 2(1)(4)(3)
35-40 1s+4s Set&Link, 1s+4s ½ turn partner RH. 2413


Metro4 40 bar jig for four couples in a four couple longwise set Zoltán Gräff 2015.
This dance is in 10 bar phrases.
Published in A Reel Goulash 2: Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, 2017.

1-2 Taking hands on the sides, all four couples set.
3-10 All four couples dance reels of four on own sides of the set.
11-16 2nd and 3rd couples set, half turn with the right hand into right hands across halfway. (1,3,2,4)
17-20 2nd and 3rd couples chase clockwise halfway round to opposite sides. (1,2x,3x,4)
21-28 1st and 2nd couples also 3rd and 4th couples dance a double figure of eight. To begin 2nd couple cross up and 3rd couple cross down while 1st and 4th couples dance down or up the sides.
29-30 1st and 4th couples dance down or up the sides as 2nd and 3rd couples cross up or down to end 2,1,4,3 with 1st and 4th couples in the middle, nearer hands joined with partner, 1st couple facing down and 4th couple facing up. (2,1,4,3)
31-34 1st and 4th couples set and link to finish on opposite sides. (2,1x,4x,3)
35-40 1st and 4th couples set and link, 1st and 4th couples half turn partner with the right hand (2,4,1,3).

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Zoltán Gräff, 2015)

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This dance, Metro4, was named after The Metro 4 (Officially: M4, South Buda-Rákospalota (DBR) Line, Unofficially: Green Line), the fourth, or green line of Budapest Metro, which opened on 28 March 2014.

Zoltán Gräff, had the idea for the dance after travelling on the new metro line on the first day and getting off at all the 10 stations along the line.

The 10 stations are reflected in the dance consisting of 10-bar phrases, danced to the recommended music, Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band, The Wee Cooper Of Fife.

Train Arriving At The New Metro 4 Line, Budapest Metro

Published in
Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of Zoltán Gräff.
Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Budapest Metro Line 4 article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright SimonTrew (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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