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The Flying Spur

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THE FLYING SPUR (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s up), 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (1M round 2s and 1L round 3s) while 2s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 own sides (RSh to 4th corner pstns-3L/2M) 1s end in centre (1L above 2s and 1M below 3s) while 2s+3s cast to meet on sides
17-24 1s set and petronella turn onto opposite sides while 2s+3s cross Ladies under Men's arch and cast to 1st/3rd places, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
25-32 1s dance down below 3s and cast up on opposite sides to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s while 2s+3s dance R&L (RH on sides to start)

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

The Flying Spur
John Drewry   Canadian Book
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross and cast;

  5-8   1M half figure of 8 round 2s WHILE 1L half figure of 8 round 3s WHILE 2s3s set and cross;

  9-14 2L1M3L 2M1L3M reels of 3 on the sides;

15-16 1L petronella turn (skip change) to face down between 2s WHILE 1M petronella turn (skip change) to face up between 3s WHILE 2s3s cast inwards;

17-18 2L3L cross under 2M3M's arch WHILE 1s set;

19-20 2s3s cast outwards WHILE 1s petronella turn (pas-de-basque) to 2nd place (opposite sides);

21-24 all turn partner by the right;

25-32 2s3s rights and lefts on the sides WHILE 1s lead out at the bottom, cast up, lead up crossing and cast down to 2nd place.

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

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