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THE DANCING MAN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 10 Social Dances

1- 8 1s and 2s turn RH once round and dance RH across once round
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides, 1s and 2s continue reels and loop round at top to 2M facing 1M and 2L facing 1L (1M+2L BtoB in middle)
17-24 1s+2s dance ¾ reel of 4 across (2M and 1L pass LSh end bar 22) then pass partners RSh to progressed places own sides. 213
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


The Dancing Man
Roy Goldring   10 Social Dances
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s 2s turn by the right;

  5-8   1s2s right hands across;

  9-16 1s2s3s parallel reels of 3 on own sides, 1s giving right shoulder to 2s to start, finishing 2M1M2L1L in a line across, halfway between 1st and 2nd positions, M facing M, L facing L;

17-22 2M1M2L1L dance ¾ of a reel of 4 across;

23-24 1L2M complete the reel normally WHILE 2L 1M cross, 2s1s finishing on own sides;

25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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