Black and Tan
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1-8 First couple go out to the right and circle four halfway round
9-10 The ladies join your lily white hands
11-12 And the gents join your black and tan.
13-14 The ladies bow (cue for the gents to raise their arms up and down behind the ladies)
15-16 And the gents bow under (ladies cue to raise their arms up and over)
17-32 Form your basket and go like thunder.
33-36 Drop your hands, and add two more (3rd cpl. between 1st gent and 2nd lady)
37-40 Circle 6 in the middle of the floor.
The ladies join your lily white... etc.(repeat from count 9-32)
The dance continues and couple 4 is added to the fun.
The dance is repeated for each gent to lead the figure.
Number 1 couple steps into the middle, turns to face couple #2 and they circle to the left. No. 1 & #2 ladies reach over and join hands. Then the #1 & #2 gents reach over, above the ladies joined hands, and join hands. The ladies bow their heads and the gents move their joined hands up, over, and down behind the ladies' backs. The gents bow their heads and the ladies move their joined hands up, over, and down behind the gents' backs. With everyone leaning slightly back, the two couples circle to the left in this basket position. Couples #1 & #2 drop hands and back out to join hands in a simple circle, then gent #1 opens the circle on his left to admit couple #3 who join the circle. The basket is then reformed with the ladies reaching in and joining hands (referred to as "ladies cross their lily white hands"), then the men cross their black and tan (hands). The dance proceeds and couple No. 4 is finally added to dance through the pattern.