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Fermat's Bicycle

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FERMAT'S BICYCLE (S4x40) 4C set A Silverberg and K Rubin

1- 8 1s and 3s petronella into centre and set (2s and 4s step up) 2s and 4s petronella into centre as 1s and 3s petronella onto opposite sides
9-16 2s+4s dance full reel of 4 up/down centre
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 2L leads top couples down Ladies' side as 4M leads bottom couples up Men's side
25-32 All Men (at top) also all Ladies circle 4H round once round to left then centre 4 dancers dance ½ R&L
33-36 1M+4L also 3M+2L (all on Ladies' side) dance between opposite couple and changing places cast back to Ladies' side (opposite their partners)
37-40 1s and 3s (in 2nd and 4th places) dance ½ Figs of 8 round couples above them to end 4123

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

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