Upton Stick Dance

DANCE ON in two lines (reverse order 6,4,2 5,3,1) which circle out to pass each other, passing right shoulders, to come in and form a small circle, bringing sticks up, shout OI!
2 steps out to form a large circle, 2 steps on spot, then 12 steps around anticlockwise, with stick held towards the centre, coming into place (after 16 beats).


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CHORUS 1 - TIPS Hit floor to right, then partner's stick, floor to left, partner's stick, continue for 8 beats. On the 9th beat, clash with partner's stick, at the same time starting a small individual circle for 8 beats. Repeat.
VERSE 1 - BACK TO BACK 4 steps across the set passing right shoulders, 2 steps to right, 2 steps back, 2 steps forward, 2 steps to left, 4 steps back to place
CHORUS 2 - BARS Hold stick at each end, right hand highest, push stick with partner, then repeat, left hand highest, for 8 beats. On 9th beat, as first chorus. Repeat.
VERSE 2 - TREE TOPS RIGHT 1,2,5 & 6 move back 2 steps, 3 & 4 move to right to do a hey on ends of set. (16 beats)
CHORUS 3 - WINDMILLS Windmills stick with partner for 8 beats in circular motion, clashing first at the top, then at the bottom. On 9th beat, as first chorus. Repeat.
VERSE 3 - TREE TOPS LEFT As Tree Tops Right, but 3 & 4 go left
CHORUS - TIPS Tips as before
VERSE 4 - UPTON HEY (Mirror image hey - 1, 3 and 5 do the mirror image of 2, 4 and 6.) 1 & 2 take two steps on spot then go between 3 & 4, 3 & 4 turn out around 1 & 2, 5 & 6 turn in to set and go between 1 & 2, continue the hey back to place.
CHORUS - BARS Bars as before
SHOW OUT & FINISH 4 steps across set, 2 steps to turn, 2 steps back into set, clash with partner and dance off in direction of hit.