Boston Tea Party
Formation: Six couple proper contra lines (gents in right line facing their partner in left line).
Music: Reels or Jigs
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57-64 – – – -; 1’s gallop down;
1-8 – – – -; Make an arch over men;
9-16 – – – -; Arch down over ladies;
17-24 – – – -; Gallop to top;
25-32 – – – -; 1s Dip and Dive;
33-40 Others Cast Down; – – 1s Arch;
41-48 Come through arch; – – – -;
49-56 – – – -; – – – Swing;
57-64 – – – -; 1â€™s gallop down;
1-8 The couple at the top (nearest caller) gallops (or Sashay) to bottom.
9-16 That couple makes an arch over men with lady on the outside.
17-24 They continue to arch down over ladies.
25-32 The active couple gallops back to top.
33-40 1s face down, others face up and all couples hold hands. Just couple #1 does a Dip and Dive to the bottom.
41-48 The others move up, Cast Out and follow the leaders down the outside.
49-56 At the bottom the 1s make an arch. The Casting couples meet below the arch and lead up through the arch to progressed places.
57-64 Partners Swing if time.
Choreography by: Jean Butler
Source: Submitted by Clark Baker to CD Journal, published August 2012, in Captainâ€™s Ceilidh: A Collection of Dances Old and New by Jean Butler, Peter Saunders and Dave Brown, published by English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1982
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