Waves of Tory

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Waves of Tory

Longways sets of 7 or 5 couples (odd number needed for waves)
A1A2 Advance and Retire
Pass by Right
Advance and Retire
Pass by Left
Advance and retire, 4 steps in and out.
Change places  passing by right shoulders, 8 steps.
Advance and retire, 4 steps in and out.
Change places  passing by left shoulders, 8 steps.
B1B2 Swing  partner  Couples swing (count of 16).
A1A2

B1

B2

Cast offArch

Waves

*** All couples finish the waves where they started them, with the new couple at the top and the old couple at the bottom.***

Top couple cast off to lead their lines to the bottom of the set.
Top couple form a 2 handed arch at the bottom of the set.
Other couples join inside hands as they pass under the arch. The first couple under the arch become the new top couple.
When the new top couple gets to the top of the set the lady turns under and the waves start by the top couple passing under an arch formed by the next couple, they then alternately go over and under each of the approaching couples. The new top lady turns under again at the bottom of the set and the waves continue until everyone has done a complete up and back.
64 bars AABB twice works well, special sequences used by some not needed. Tory is an island off Donegal. You get extra enjoyment and it is easier if each couple moves together as they go under the arches and move apart as they go over.

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