Sackett's Harbor


SourceLarry Jennings, "Zesty Contras"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
FormationTriple Minor: Proper
A1(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) All 6 circle left 3/4, ending in lines of 3 with gents facing up, ladies facing down
A2(6) 1's go "down the center" (actually across the hall) between the 2's and 3's, taking small steps
(2,4) Turn alone and come back
(4) Cast off
B1(16) 1's lead contra corners, ending in your lines of 3 (to end, the 1's pass each other by the left shoulder while looking at each other and falling back into lines)
B2(8) Lines of 3 go forward and back
(8) All 6 circle right 3/4

Editor's Notes:
Often danced to the tune "Washington Quickstep". But Phil Katz reports that a tune "Sackett's Harbor" has been discovered which fits the dance much better.
The transition from B2 to A1 is potentially confusing because (unlike most triple minor dances) there is no event making it obvious where the 1's are, and hence which couples are dancing together in the new minor sets. It helps if the dancers know they should think about the new minor sets during the long lines forward and back, and if the 1's realize they should help form the new minor sets (since they are the only couples for whom it is obvious).

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen