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Alison Rose

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ALISON ROSE (S4x32) 4C set Derek Ivory Imperial 2

1- 8 1s lead down to bottom, all set and circle 8H round to left 2 places (end with Men at top of dance and Ladies at bottom)
9-16 Men dance LH across and Ladies RH across once round, continue but change places with partner when passing through middle in order 1432
17-24 As 1s (+4s+3s+2s) meet again (Men drop RH) and leads his partner round to end 1s (followed by 4s+3s+2s) leading up to top, all ½ turning RH. 1432
25-32 All dance Allemande ending 2341

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Alison Rose
Derek Ivory   Imperial Book 2
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s lead down to 4th place WHILE 2s3s4s step up;

  5-6   2s3s4s1s set on the sides;

  7-8   all 8 hands round to the left ¼ way, finishing with Mn at the top, Ls at the bottom;

  9-12 Mn left hands across, Ls right hands across;

13-16 WHILE continuing hands across, 1s followed by 4s 3s 2s change to the other star;

17-20 WHILE Mn continue right hands across, 1L followed by 4L 3L 2L join nearer hands with partners in double hands across;

21-22 1s followed by 4s 3s 2s lead up to original places on opposite sides;

23-24 all turn by the right halfway, finishing 1s4s3s2s in allemande hold;

25-32 all allemande, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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