I wasn't able to find anything like it online (Googling "Ribbon Dance" comes up with traditional Chinese Ribbon dances or rhythmic gymnastics -- it is not anything like either of these)
If anyone knows of another name for our Ribbon dance or a title for our music, please let me know!
Formation: Double line of 6 couples. Partners stand side-by-side
holding ribbon between them. Couples in each group of
four should face each other, boy to boy and girl to girl.
Designate couple as #1 and #2. **Ribbon should be
approximately 1.5 to 2 metres long.
16 “Over and Under”
Couple #1 forms ribbon-arch, under which #2 passes with 4 steps. Both couples face about without releasing ribbons and reverse figure, so that #1 passes under the arch with 4 steps.
Repeat all Part I
8 “Cast Off”
All couples turn to the front. Girls release their end of the ribbons. Head couple leads the “cast off” by turning to the outside and skipping to the rear. Boys are waving the ribbons.
Head couple forms an arch.
8 Partners meet and go under the arch with the girls again holding the ribbons and dance forward to their new position.
All face partners, holding ribbons high.
16 “Slide down the centre”
Head couple joins hands and slides for 8 steps down the under the ribbon and returns to the end of the line as the last couple.
Repeat entire dance six times
***With remaining music, couples hold ribbons high and turn under the ribbon on the spot twice.***