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The Balfron Belle

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THE BALFRON BELLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert F Baird RSCDS Glasgow

1- 4 1M dances ½ reel of 3 with 2s (LSh to 2L)
5- 8 1M dances ½ reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) while 1L dances ½ reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2L on opposite side) Finish 1L facing down behind 1M in middle. 2s finish in 1st place
9-16 1s ½ Tandem reel of 3 with 3s (LSh to 3M), 1M followed by partner dances out between 2M+3M, up round 2M to end 1st place opposite sides (2s step down 15-16)
17-24 1s cross RH, cast 1 place to face 1st corners, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and end facing 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance ½ reel with 2nd corners and turn 1½ RH to 2nd places while corners chase clockwise ½ way. 2134

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



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