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Clive Square

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CLIVE SQUARE (R5x32) 5C Square set Trevor Rayner Napier Diamond Anniv.
5C square set - 5s facing, 5M with back to 4s, 5L with back to 2s

1- 4 5s dance up around 1st place (5L passing 1M LSh, 5M passing 1L RSh) meet, dance in finishing BtoB 5L facing down, 5M facing up while other dancers advance 2 steps, retire (2 small steps) on diagonal with corners
5- 8 5M+1s, 5L+3s set as in Double Triangles, pivot ¼ to Right to set 5M+2s, 5L+4s while other couples set to partners (all setting 4 bars)
9-12 5M+2s and 5L+4s dance RH across. 2s and 4s finish in original places
13-16 5s turn LH 1¼ to finish 5L facing 3s, 5M facing 1s
17-20 5M+1s and 5L +3s dance RH across. 1s and 3s finish in original places
21-24 5s turn LH to finish facing 1s (5L on 5M's right)
25-32 5s+1s change places passing RSh, couples dancing in tandem with Man leading (2 bars)
1s+4s repeat, 4s+3s repeat, 3s+2s repeat, finish with 2s in middle facing up

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


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