Pirate Line Dance How To

Arrrrr you prepared to bounce on deck? Pirates had nothing higher to do at sea however to sing and dance, just like the Ray Stevens tune says. So, for my September dances in honor of Speak like a pirate day on September 19th I put collectively a pirate line dance to the tune of Drunken Sailor with 4 well-known pirate girls.

Historical past of Piracy:

Piracy dates to antiquity. In early Greek writing piracy was an honorable occupation. The phrase “pirate” comes from the from Greek (peiratēs), “brigand” and the Latin pirata (“pirate, corsair, sea robber”). Vikings raided and pillaged from the 8th to 13th century.  By the 1300’s the time period Viking turned often known as one who robs at sea.


Privateering was the authorized type of piracy. These had been mainly pirates with a fee or letter of marquee from a authorities or monarch permitting them to seize ships from enemy nations. Privateering, also referred to as corsair, lasted from 1560 till 1815.

4 well-known feminine pirates:

Pirate code prohibited girls as crew. The code prohibited seducing or carrying girls to sea, or in disguise. The penalty was dying.  This didn’t cease enterprising girls from pursuing piracy as an occupation. My favourite feminine pirate is Grace O’Mally, the Irish Pirate Queen, who was featured within the musical “The Pirate Queen’. There she was often known as “Guanuaille,” or bald, due to her behavior of reducing her hair quick. The story goes she did this as a result of her father informed her she couldn’t go to sea with him as a result of her hair can be caught up within the rigging. She was an Irish buccaneer who took over her father’s service provider fleet, which rivaled the British navy. When captured, she negotiated with Queen Elizabeth for the return of her fleet.

Following Grace O’Mally had been the Irish lawyer’s daughter Anne Bonny, and English peasant Mary Reid. Of their youth each dressed as boys to make ends meet. Practiced at carrying the pants of their households, they discovered their strategy to “Calico” Jack Rakam’s ship the William, flying beneath the Jolly Roger’s flag he created. As soon as collectively this formidable pair fought like banshees when attacked by pirate hunters. After they had been captured by pirate hunters in 1721, Anne and Mary got a keep of execution as a result of they had been “fast with baby.” Mary died in jail from a fever after childbirth, and Anne disappeared after this occasion.

The Siren of the seas, and solely American feminine pirate was Rachel Wall. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Wall married a fisherman and later turned to piracy to make ends meet. Rachel’s Husband scraped up a crew  and put the enticing Rachel on deck as if the ship was distressed. Like a siren she lured her rescuers to their dying because the crew looted her can be saviors.  This continued till 1789 when she was arrested, and was the final lady hanged in Boston.

Pirate Leisure:

Pirates had ample time at sea with want of diversion. The Pirate code acknowledged that musicians on a ship shall solely relaxation on the sabbath or by favor of the ships Captain. Slang for the ship’s fiddler is ‘Catgut Scraper.’ Why was this so vital? So, they might dance!

Pirate Dance:

Because the artist Ray Stevens stated, pirates need to sing and dance. To go the time at sea, Pirates would drink, sing sea shanties, and dance a jig or two. Common dances would come with a hornpipe and jig. Bodily prowess can be demonstrated of their dance expertise. Be a part of our 4 well-known feminine pirates on this pirate line dance methods to.

Pirate Line Dance How To:

Step 1, Down up.

Start with a plie or squat all the way down to proper rely 1, come up on the suitable foot pointing left foot 2, plie or squat all the way down to left rely 3, come up on the left foot pointing proper foot 4. Repeat determine for counts 5,6,7,8.

Step 2, Tripple and rock:

Triple to proper, step aspect (RF), shut (LF), aspect (RF) rely 1&2, rock ahead left foot rely 3, substitute weight to proper foot rely 4. Triple to left, step aspect (LF), shut (RF), aspect (LF), rely 5&6, stroll round flip ahead left foot flip ¼ to the suitable rely 7, substitute weight to left foot, rely 8.

Step 3, Heal Toe Triple Step

Proper heal out to proper aspect, rely 1. Proper toe in entrance of left foot, rely 2. Triple Step to proper, step aspect (RF), shut (LF), aspect (RF) rely 3&4. Repeat to left. Left heal out to left aspect, rely 5. Left toe in entrance of proper foot, rely 6. Triple to left, step aspect (LF), shut (RF), aspect (LF), rely 7&8.


What do you do with a drunken sailor, Cooper Cannell YouTube license free music.

Narrator/Dancer- Holly Tomazin as
Grace O’Mally, Anne Bonny, Mary Reid, & Rachel Wall.



Ship on Grass:

Wolf Golf Pirate ship in Colorado Springs earlier than it was burned to the bottom in 2022 by arson assault.

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