The dance has figures which alternate between column and quadrille and includes standard North-West figures such as Step Up, Cross Over and Up-in-Fours performed in column, and standard quadrille figures such as Ladies Chain and Grand Chain.
The Garland Dance also features a unique caper, which we like to call the Rumworth caper. It’s a great favourite with spectators, especially small children who can often be seen trying to copy it. (By the end of the dance, some of them are doing it better than certain members of the team!)
Like many traditional dances it finishes with Cross Morris, but unusually this is danced in quadrille formation.