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The Breeks Are Loose

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THE BREEKS ARE LOOSE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection 3

1- 8 1s slip step down below 3s, dance up between 3s and cast up behind 2s on own side to place
9-16 1s+2s dance Espagnole:-
' 9-10 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 11-12 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 13-16 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 4th corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diag RSh reel of 4 with 4th corners, passing RSh dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 1st corners, turn LH to end Man above Lady in centre
25-32 1s dance RH across (1M with 3s at top and 1L with 2s) ending on opposite sides, 3s+1s+2s chase clockwise ½ way

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


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