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FRASER'S FAVOURITE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Laurie RSCDS Leaflet Dances 7

1- 8 1M+2L turn RH, 2M+1L turn LH 1½ times to end facing partners
9-16 1s+2s dance diagonal RSh reel of 4 (1s end in 2nd place)
17-24 1s set advancing to end BtoB Lady facing up Man down and dance Crown Triangles
25-32 1s dance RSh reel of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners and cross back to 2nd place

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


Fraser's Favourite
John Laurie   RSCDS Leaflet 3
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1M2L turn by the right;

  5-8   1L2M turn by the left 1½ times (finishing facing partners);

  9-16 1s2s reel of 4 (1s finishing in 2nd place on own sides);

17-18 1s set advancing to finish back-to-back on the centre line, 1M facing down, 1L facing up;

19-24 crown triangles, finishing ready to give right shoulder to second corners;

25-30 reels of 3 on opposite sides;

31-32 1s cross to own sides in 2nd place.

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


Dance Notes

  9-16 Uncompleted reel: middle dancers (1L 2M) don't pass by the left the second time; end dancers (1M 2L) do pass by the left twice but don't pass by the right to finish.

    -16 2s finish in 1st place; 1s finish in 2nd place on own sides.

19-24 Although the official definition requires the dancing couple to travel clockwise on bars 20 and 22 in these crown triangles, it is much more comfortable to travel on the first (right foot) beat of bars 21 and 23.

25-30 6 bar reels of 3.


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