Poussette for three couples
A figure of progression. In bars 1-4 couples 1 and 2 change places. In bars 5-8 couples 1 and 3 change places, leaving couple 2 in first place, couple 3 in the middle and couple 1 at the foot.
All three couples take two hands with partner.
1st man pulling his partner, while 2nd and 3rd men push their ladies, dance two waltz steps out of the line of the set.
Couples 1 and 2 dance out obliquely to end with 1st man back to back with 2nd lady.
1st man, 2nd and 3rd ladies advance, drawing their partners with them, dance two waltz steps back into the line of the set.
Repeat this, but with couples 1 and 3 changing place and couple 2 simply moving out to the men’s side of the dance and back to the centre.