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The Cocks Of Denizli

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THE COCKS OF DENIZLI (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Turkish Set

1- 8 Top 3 Men turn bottom 3 Ladies RH, top 3 Ladies turn bottom 3 Men RH
9-16 2s+3s ½ turn partner, twirl to opposite side and turn corner with nearest hand 1½ times. (2)14(3)
17-24 2s and 3s petronella turn twice to own sides and all turn partners RH
25-32 1s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and cross RH to own side

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


Dance Information

Denizli is a province of Turkey in Western Anatolia, on high ground above the Aegean coast.

Denizli is renowned in Turkey for having a famous breed of cockerel, renowned for its appearance and colour, along with its prolonged and melodious crows.

Great effort is taken by the state and local farmers to preserve the breed. In appearance the Denizli cockerel has black eyes, dark grey legs, a long neck, and a red crown. It weighs 3-3.5kg, and has a distinctive crow.

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