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Latest revision as of 12:47, 10 October 2009

Boat man is a dance from Playford's Dancing Master.

Steps and Movements Used

Choreography

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This dance starts with three couples facing up the hall, one after the other.

First Verse

Holding customary hands with partners, do a double forward, then a double back again. Set and Turn left. Repeat to the other side.

DL, DRb
STL
DR, DLb
STR

First Chorus

The first couple and the second man perform a hey with each other. This hey starts with the first couple taking right hands. While this is happening the third couple and second woman also perform a hey. This hey starts with the third couple taking right hands.

Each couple then turns their own.

The first couple and the second woman perform a hey with each other. This hey starts with the first couple taking left hands. While this is happening the third couple and second man also perform a hey. This hey starts with the third couple taking left hands.

Each couple then turns their own.

Second Verse

Couples side by the right with each other; set and Turn left. Repeat to the other side.

SdR
STL
SdL
STR

Second Chorus

The first couple and the second man take hands in a circle and go half way around. At the same time, the third couple and the second woman take hands in a circle and go half way around. This will leave the men on the right hand side and the women on the left, and everyone will have new partners.

Each couple then turns their own.

The first couple and the second woman take hands in a circle and go half way around. At the same time, the third couple and the second man take hands in a circle and go half way around. This will leave the men on the left hand side and the women on the right, and everyone will have new partners.

Each couple then turns their own.

Third Verse

Couples arm by the right with each other. Set and Turn left. Repeat to the other side.

AR
STL
AL
STR

Third Chorus

The first and last man and second woman all take hands and go around in a full circle.

The second couple turn each other.

The first and last woman and second man all take hands and go around in a full circle.

The second couple turn each other.

Music

The music is usually played through three times.

External links

Dances from Playford

Adsons Saraband | Al-a-Mode de France | All in a Garden Green | An old man is a bed full of Bones | Argeers | Aye me, or the Simphony | Bath | Beggar Boy | Blew Cap | Boat-man | Bobbing Joe | Broome | Castbella | Cheerily and Merrily | Chestnut | Chirping of the Larke | Chirping of the Nightingale | Confesse his Tune | Country Coll | Cuckolds all a row | Daphne | Dargason, or Sedany | Dissembling Love | Drive the cold winter away | Dull Sir John | Fine Companion | Faine I would if I could | Fryar and the Nun | Gathering Peascods | Glory of the west | Godesses | Graies Inne Maske | Greenwood | Grimstock | Gun | Halfe Hanikin | Have at thy coat old woman | Health to Betty | Healths | Hearts ease | Hide Parke | Hit or misse | Hockley i'th hole | If all the World were Paper | Irish Lady | Irish trot | Jack-o-Lent | Jack Pudding | Jenny pluck Pares | Jog on | Kemps Jeg | Kettle Drum | Lady Cullen | Lady lye neare me | Lady spillers | Lavana | London Gentlewoman | Lord of Carnarvons Jeg | Lulling beyond thee | Mage on a Cree | Mayd peept out of the window | Mayden Lane | Merry Merry Milke Mayds | Milke Mayds Bob | Millisons Jegge | Millfield | Mundesse | New Boe peepe | Newcastle | New Exchange | New New Nothing | Night Peece | Nonesuch | An old man is a bed full of Bones | Old Mole | Once I loved a Mayden faire | Parsons farewell | Pauls Steeple | Pauls Wharfe | Peppers black | Petticoat wag | Picking of sticks | Prince Ruperts March | Punks delight | Rose is red, and Rose is white | Row well ye Marriners | Rufty, tufty | Saint Martins | Saraband | Saturday Night and Sunday Morne | Scotch Cap | Shepheards Holyday | Skellamefago | Slip | Souldiers Life | Spanish Jepsies | Spanyard | Staines Morris | Step Stately | Stingo | Tom Tinker | Upon a Summers day | Up tayles all | Whirligig | Whish | Woodycock