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BONNIE STRONSHIRAY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell Glasgow Assembly

1- 8 1s+2s ¾ turn 2H to form line up/down centre and dance ½ reel of 4, ¾ turn partners 2H to own sides (having changed places)
9-16 1s set adv to partner and turn 1st corner 2H ending 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s, 1s set adv to partner and turn 2nd corner 2H ending 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s cross RH and 1s cast to right round 3rd corner (pstns) while corners turn right about and Adv+Ret (on diagonal), 2s+1s+3s cross RH (up/down set), 1s cast to right round 4th corner (pstns) and in to face them as 2s+3s turn right about and Adv+Ret
25-32 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 4th corner (pstns), pass LSh and dance ½ reel with 3rd corner (pstns) and turn RH back to place

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

Bonnie Stronshiray
Robert M Campbell   Glasgow Assembly
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s2s turn both hands ¾;

  3-6   1s2s half reel of 4 (up and down);

  7-8   1s2s turn both hands ¾, 1s finishing in 2nd place;

  9-10 1s set advancing and pass left shoulders to first corners;

11-12 1s turn first corners both hands;

13-16 1s repeat bars 9-12 (up and down) with second corners, 1s finishing on opposite sides;

17-18 2s1s3s cross by the right;

19-20 1s cast to the right WHILE 2s3s dance diagonally in and out;

21-24 repeat bars 17-20 (crossing up and down), 1s finishing by pulling right shoulder back to face partners' second corner positions;

25-28 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing by turning by the left to face partners' first corner positions;

29-32 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners, finishing by turning by the right to 2nd place.

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

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