Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Waves Of Tory

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WAVES OF TORY (J5x48) 5C set

1- 8 All advance and retire, all advance and cross over with Ladies dancing under Men's arches
9-16 Repeat back to places but Men dance under Ladies' arches
17-24 1s Slip-Step down to bottom and back again
25-32 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s+5s cast and 1s make an arch at bottom as 2s+3s+4s+5s dance up under arch. 23451
33-48 2s+3s+4s+5s face and dance down as 1s dance up under 5s arch as 5s dance down over them and 1s dance over 4s and 'under and over' to top etc. and as all reach bottom/top they turn about and dance up/down 'under and over' back to places 23451

Note: There are many variations of this dance for differing numbers of couples

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

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Waves Of Tory refers to Tory Island, 9 miles off the north-west coast of Donegal, Ireland.

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