The dance starts with two circular promenades by couples arm-in-arm using a lively march step. The individual couples then join both hands for a cross-step with bent knees. The dance often contains bows and mimed teasing and coaxing.
A version of this dance is found in TREASURES OF TERPSICHORE published in 1816 by the London dancing master Thomas Wilson.
Cast off two couple and back again down the middle, up again, and right and
Chase round two couple back again promenade three couple and pousset two
Set and change sides and back again whole figure at top, swing with right hand
round one couple, then with the left and hands six half round and back again.