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Everything Stops For Tea

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EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA (London 1930-4PM) (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ronald MacKay

1- 8 2s followed by 1s lead down, 1s followed by 2s lead up to top and 1s cast to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s (giving RH) and ½ Fig of 8 round 2s (giving RH)
25-32 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and dance LH across with other couple

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Dance Information

The deviser saw this dance as four acts, with 8 bars for each act.
1- 8 The Park
9-16 The Teashop Foyer
17-24 Finding Ones Table
25-32 Teapots

Everything Stops For Tea Painting Image
Everything Stops For Tea
"Afternoon Tea" William Henry Margetson (1861-1940)

Image Copyright William Henry Margetson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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