Bobbing Joe
for a line of as many couples as will.
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr (5/4/2009)
This dance follows the normal repeat structure, using the (n-1)x3 formula for the progressive figures and adding 3 repeats, one for each verse
3 couples = 21, 4 couples = 30, 5 = 39
Music: Lads & Lasses by the City Waites (Bobbing Joan) - good tempo, not enough repeats
Popular Dances of the 17th Century by the Broadside Band - a little slow
New New Nothing by Shulamit Kleinerman - good tempo, not enough repeats
iTunes building block playlists using the first and last of the above
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A (first repeat of the verse music)
1&2: Double forward and back
Verse 1, Part B (second repeat of the verse music)
1&2: That again. Face your partner
Verse 1, Part C (first repeat of the chorus music)
1&2: Set and turn single, left
Verse 1, Part D (second repeat of the chorus music)
1&2: Set and turn single, right
First progressive figure
Part A (verse music - AA)
1: First couple slip down between second couple while second couple is slipping up
2: Second couple slip down between first couple while first couple is slipping up
1&2: First and second couples take hands around and circle all the way to your places in two doubles
Part B (chorus music - BB)
1: Man 1 snap fingers, then man 2 snap fingers
2: Man 1 and man 2 change places in a double (passing right shoulders)
1: Woman 1 snap fingers, then woman 2 snap fingers
2: Woman 1 and woman 2 change places in a double (passing right shoulders)
R: Continue changing places down the line, becoming inactive at the bottom after sitting out, other couples following.  When everyone is back to their places, part two can begin
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A (first repeat of the verse music)
1&2: Side left with your partner (double forward to line up right shoulders, double back)
Verse 2, Part B (second repeat of the verse music)
1&2: Side right with your partner (double forward to line up left shoulders, double back)
Verse 2, Part C (first repeat of the chorus music)
1&2: Set and turn single, left
Verse 2, Part D (second repeat of the chorus music)
1&2: Set and turn single, right
Second progressive figure
Part A (verse music - AA)
1&2: Man 1 and man 2 take inside hands, woman 1 and woman 2 take hands, both of these sets do a double back, then forward
1&2: Man 1 and woman 1 cast off and circcle back to place in two doubles, man 2 followoing man 1, woman 2 following woman 1
Part B (chorus music - BB)
1&2: Couple 1 changes places in two doubles, couple 2 does the same
1&2: These 4 take hands around and go halfway around to switch the couples' positions in two measures
R: Continue changing places down the line, becoming inactive at the bottom after sitting out, other couples following.  When everyone is back to their places, part three can begin
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A (first repeat of the verse music)
1&2: Arm left with your partner (take right arms and walk all the way around to the left in two doubles)
Verse 3, Part B (second repeat of the verse music)
1&2: Arm right with your partner (take left arms and walk all the way around to the right in two doubles)
Verse 3, Part C (first repeat of the chorus music)
1&2: Set and turn single, left
Verse 3, Part D (second repeat of the chorus music)
1&2: Set and turn single, right
Third progressive figure
Part A (verse music - AA)
1&2: Man 1 and man 2 double back from their partners, then double forward again
1&2: Woman 1 and woman 2 double back from their partners, then double forward again
Part B (chorus music - BB)
1&2: Man 1 and man 2 change places in two doubles, woman 1 and woman 2 doing the same
1&2: Couple 1 changes places in two doubles, couple 2 doing the same
R: Continue changing places down the line, becoming inactive at the bottom after sitting out, other couples following.  When everyone is back to their places, the dance is finished