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Craigard

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CRAIGARD (R128) Sq.Set P Taylor Imperial 4

Fig 1
1- 8 All petronella turn to face partner (Ladies BtoB in centre), set and turn RH
9-16 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4 (pass partner RSh to start) while 2L and 4L dance round their partners RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to face next Man (Ladies BtoB in centre), 1L+3L dance ½ reel of 4 with 4M+2M while 2L and 4L dance round 'new' partner RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to end facing own partners (Ladies BtoB)
17-24 All set to partner twice and turn RH to end facing partner in diagonal lines (1s with 2s and 3s with 4s and Ladies in centre of each line)
25-32 All dance diagonal RSh reels of 4

Fig 2
33-40 All turn partner RH and Promenade anticlockwise to end in longways set in order 1234
41-48 End couples (1s and 4s) set, cross RH, change places LH on sides with next person and set to partners
49-56 1s and 4s dance ½ Figs of 8 round end couples and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides to end 2413
57-64 4s+1s dance LH across, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across
65-72 All Promenade anticlockwise to end in longwise set across with 2s leading to their original place followed by 4s+1s+3s (all Men face down)
73-96 Repeat bars 41-64 (2s and 3s as main dancers) and ending in the same diagonal lines as at bar 24

Fig 3
97-104 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance diagonal RSh reels of 4
105-112 All set twice to partner and turn RH to end in square set with Ladies BtoB in centre facing partner
113-120 Repeat bars 9-16:-
' 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4 (pass partner RSh to start) while 2L and 4L dance round their partners RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to face next Man (Ladies BtoB in centre), 1L+3L dance ½ reel of 4 with 4M+2M while 2L and 4L dance round 'new' partner RSh, all Ladies chase 1 place anticlockwise to end facing own partners (Ladies BtoB)
121-128 All petronella turn and set to partner, turn RH 1¼ times to end with Ladies in centre for bow/curtsey

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


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