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Five Times Through, Thank You, Bobby

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Five Times Through, Thank You, Bobby
Carole Skinner   Eternal Friendship Book
Reel   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-6   1s 3s turn by the right halfway and lead down two places, release hands and cast up one place on opposite sides;

  7-8   1s 3s turn by the left to finish facing first corners;

  9-10 1s 3s turn first corners by the right halfway, finishing in balance position with them on the first corners diagonal;

11-12 1s balance-in-line with first corners;

13-14 1s 3s turn first corners by the right halfway, corners finishing back in places;

15-16 1s 3s turn by the left to finish facing second corners;

17-24 1s 3s repeat bars 9-16 with second corners, finishing in 2nd 4th places, respectively, facing out;

25-30 1L 3L cast into ¾ of a figure of 8 around the couple below WHILE 1M 3M cast up into half figure of 8 around the couple above and cast down one place on own sides, finishing 2s4s1s5s3s;

31-32 1s 3s set.

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


Dance Notes

  1-6   This would flow more comfortably as:
1s 3s cross down by the right two places and cast up one place on opposite sides.

  3-4   2s 4s step up.

29-30 2s 4s step up.


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