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Christine Rayner's Strathspey

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CHRISTINE RAYNER'S STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C square set Trevor Rayner Napier Diamond Anniv

1- 4 1L+3L pass RSh, curving to face, pull back RSh and dance out to each other's place facing out
5- 8 1s+3s dance ½ Men's Chain. 1s and 3s now opposite original places
9-16 2s+4s repeat bars 1-8 but finish with ¾ RH turn so 4s face up, 2s face down in promenade hold
17-24 4s+3M+1L and 2s+1M+3L dance RSh reels of 3 up/down, (4s RSh to 3M, 2s RSh to 1M)
25-32 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance LSh reels of 3 across the set (4s LSh to3L, 2s LSh to 1L)
33-40 All set, Men dance in, twirl ¾ to face next place clockwise, dance out through Ladies' place, into Man's place while Ladies dance through partner's place, into middle, twirl ¾ to follow track of partner. 2341

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


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