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The Argyll Square

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THE ARGYLL SQUARE (J96) Sq.Set Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1s+3s dance RH across, 1s and 3s dance out through 2s/4s back to places (Ladies between and Men round side couples)
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across, 1s and 3s dance out through 4s/2s back to places (Men between and Ladies round side couples)
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16
33-40 1s and 3s set to partners, change places RH, 1L+3L change places LH, 1M+3M change places RH (1L and 3L now on partner's left)
41-48 All Ladies dance R&L (1L+2L also 3L+4L start RH)
49-56 All Men dance R&L (1M+4M and 2M+3M start RH)
57-64 2s and 4s set to partners, change places RH, 2L+4L change places LH, 2M+4M change places RH (2L and 4L now on partner's left)
65-72 65-72 All turn partners RH 1¼ times (Ladies' backs to centre), all set, all ¾ turn partners LH to end facing corners
73-80 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (RSh round corner, pass partner LSh, RSh round other corner and pass partner LSh to place)
81-88 All Ladies dance in front of corner, behind opposite Man to original places, Men dance in front of 'new' corner, behind partner to places
89-96 All circle 8H round and back

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


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Many Argyll Squares exist but the most noteworthy is in the Centre of Oban, a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland.
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Flags In Argyll Square, Oban


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