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The Anniversary Tensome

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THE ANNIVERSARY TENSOME (R5x32) 5C Sq.Set Barry Priddey Anniversary Tensome
5s in centre, 5L facing down and 5M facing up

1- 8 1s+2s+3s+4s circle 8H left ½ way and pivot left, chase back ¼ way and set as 5s set and ½ turn RH, set and ¾ turn LH to end 5M facing up to 4M (1st place) and 5L faces down to 2M (3rd place)
9-16 5s dance LSh reels of 3 with 4M+2L/2M+4L and 5s pass RSh to end 5M facing 1L (2nd place) and 5L facing 3L (4th place)
17-24 5s dance RSh reels of 3 with 1L+3M/3L+1M and 5s ½ turn LH to end Man facing up and Lady facing down
25-32 5M dances RH across with top couple as 5L RH across with bottom couple, 5s ½ turn LH to face 1s (2nd place) and change places RH (M with M etc)
Repeat from new pstns

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


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