Teapots

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Teapots is an unfavoured term refering to 3 hands across. It is danced with 3 dancers who put their hands into the center (usually right hands first) like the spokes of a wheel. They then dance round in the direction they are facing. The dancers then usually change hands and dance back the opposite direction.

The term probably[1] comes from the attitude of the dancers and the poem "I'm a little teapot". A stylised image of one of the dancers would be them standing with one arm out to the side with the fist of the other hand on their hip, as in the actions for the poem:

I'm a little teapot
short and stout
here's my handle
here's my spout

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