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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Prompts:
Intro or
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   – – – -; 1’s gallop down;

Description:
    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 Captain’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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