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The Australian Ladies (Campbell)

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THE AUSTRALIAN LADIES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell Glasgow Assembly

1- 8 1s cross, cast down to 3rd place and 3s+1s dance RH across
9-16 1s lead up to top, cross, cast to 2nd place and 2s+1s dance LH across
17-24 2s and 3s set and cross RH as 1s cross RH and cast to right, 2s+3s set on sides and change places RH as 1s cross RH up/down centre and cast to right
25-32 3s and 2s set and cross RH as 1s cross RH and cast to right, 3s+2s set on sides and change places RH as 1s cross RH up/down centre and cast to 2nd places. 213

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


The Australian Ladies
Robert M Campbell   Glasgow Assembly
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross and cast two places;

  5-8   3s1s right hands across;

  9-12 1s lead up two places, cross and cast to second place;

13-16 2s1s left hands across;

17-18 1s cross by the right WHILE 2s 3s set facing partners;

19-20 1s cast to the right WHILE 2s 3s cross, finishing facing up and down;

21-22 1s cross by the right up and down WHILE 2M3M 2L3L set facing up and down;

23-24 1s cast to the right WHILE 2s 3s cross up and down on the sides, finishing facing partners;

25-32 repeat bars 17-24 from new places, finishing 2s1s3s.

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


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