Up Tails All ~ Bolton

Up Tayles All

Up Tails All ~ Bolton Up Tails All

Up Tails All ~ Bolton or Up Tayles All is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton (website) in 1985 and published in Retreads Vol.1. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 104 bars.

Playford writes:

Lead in all a D. and back againe, set and turne S. That againe
First Cu. lead through the 2. Cu cast off and meet within, clap hands and Armes And so forward to the next, the rest following in order
First Cu lead through the 2. cast off and meet within, clap hands all foure, hands acrosse all foure, and round to your places, and so forward &c.
First Cu. lead through the 2. Cu. cast off and meet within, chap hands all foure, and hand round all foure to your places and so forward &c

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

Intr.A11-4Take hands, in a double and fall back
5-8Partner set forward and turn single to place
Intr.A21-8That again, in, out, set and turn single
I.A11-41s lead right to face 2s, lead between them, separate, loop nearest person to face them again, 1s+2s clap
5-81s arm opposite right
I.A21-41s lead right to face 3s, lead between them, loop and, clap
5-81s arm opposite right
II.A11-41s repeat with 4s as 2s lead between 3s, cast back and clap
5-81s+4s arm opposite right as 2s+3s right hand star
II.A21-82s repeat with 4s as 1s fall back home
III.A11-42s repeat with 1s, as 3s lead between 4s, loop and clap
5-82s+1s star as 3s+4s opposite back to back
III.A21-83s repeat with 1s as 2s fall back home
IV.A11-43s repeat with 2s as 4s lead between 1s, loop and clap
5-83s+2s back to back as 4s+1s circle left
IV.A21-84s repeat with 2s as 3s fall back home
IV.A31-84s repeat with 3s
End.A11-4Take hands, in a double and fall back
5-8Partner set forward and turn single to place
End.A21-8That again, in, out, set and turn single

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1985 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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