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FRIDAY'S CHILD (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 1

1- 8 1s set and cross down RH dancing out between 2s+3s, cast round 1st corner and ¾ turn RH in middle to face out again on opposite sides
9-16 1s dance out casting round 1st corner place to dance Figs of 8 across, end facing 1st corners, while 2s+3s dance full R&L
17-24 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners ending ready for RH across (Man with 3s at top and Lady with 2s)
25-32 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance RH across (1s ending in 2nd place opposite sides) and 3s+1s+2s chase clockwise ½ way back to places. 213

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

Friday's Child
Bill Forbes   Craigievar Book of Scottish Dances
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-4   1s cross down by the right WHILE 2s step up;

  5-8   1s cast round first corners and turn ¾ by the right, finishing facing out on opposite sides (ready to give right shoulders to first corners);

  9-16 1L figure of 8 round 2s WHILE 1M figure of 8 round 3s WHILE 2s3s rights and lefts;

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners;

25-28 3s1M (at top) and 1L2s right hands across, finishing 3L1L2L on the M's side facing up and 3M1M2M on the Ls' side facing down;

29-32 all chase clockwise to finish 2s1s3s on own sides.

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

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