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Emerald Hills Of Home

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Emerald Hills Of Home - 32-bar Strathspey for three in a three couple set. Linda Mae Dennis

1-8 2nd couple, giving right hands, turn once round to face up, lead up to the top, cast off to second place own sides, and again giving right hands, cross over to finish on opposite sides facing in.
9-10 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples, joining hands on the side, set. 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across halfway. (2nd couple finish at the top on own sides, 1st couple finish in second place on opposite sides).
11-12 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across halfway. (2nd couple finish at the top on own sides, 1st couple finish in second place on opposite sides).
13-14 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples, joining hands on the side, set.
15-16 1st and 3rd couples dance left hands across halfway. (1st couple finish in third place on own sides, 3rd couple finish in second place on opposite sides).
17-20 2nd, 3rd and 1st couples, giving left hands, turn partners once round.
21-24 2nd, 3rd and 1st couples chase halfway round anti-clockwise. (1st couple finish in first place on opposite sides, 2nd couple finish in third place on opposite sides, 3rd couple finish in second place own sides.)
25-28 3rd woman crossing up and 3rd man crossing down to begin, 3rd couple dance half rights and lefts on the diagonal with 1st woman and 2nd man.
29-32 3rd woman crossing up and 3rd man crossing down to begin, 3rd couple dance half rights and lefts on the diagonal with 1st man and 2nd woman. All finish on own sides in the order 2, 3, 1.
Repeat from new places.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Linda Mae Dennis, 2005)


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Inscribed to Fred and Marge van Nus on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.

The dance tells the story of Marge McLeod and Fred van Nus, and their active participation in Scottish Country Dance. In the first eight bars they meet, marry, and begin dancing. They include other dancers who in turn include more dancers, and they travel round the world Scottish Country Dancing. Still dancing, they eventually end up here in Southwest Washington among the fir-covered, emerald hills that we call home.



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