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Balmoral Strathspey

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BALMORAL STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John A Charles RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance R&L
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and cross RH to own sides
17-24 All dance reel of 4 on own sides
25-32 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance Allemande (2s in top place stand). 2341

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


The Balmoral Strathspey
John A Charles   RSCDS Book 22
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s2s 3s4s rights and lefts;

  9-10 1s2s3s4s set;

11-12 1s2s 3s4s right hands across halfway;

13-14 2s1s4s3s set;

15-16 2s 1s 4s 3s cross by the right to own sides;

17-24 2s1s4s3s reels of four on own sides;

25-32 2s stand WHILE 1s4s3s allemande, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

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


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Balmoral Castle is a large estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, known as Royal Deeside. The estate was purchased by Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert, and remains a favourite summer royal residence.

The Balmoral estate has been passed down the generations and has gradually expanded to more than 26,000 hectares (65,000 acres).

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