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The Galloping Carousel

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THE GALLOPING CAROUSEL (J4x32) 4C set John de Chastelain 25 Dances

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across, 1L also 4M followed by partner chase round clockwise to other end of dance
9-16 4s+2s also 3s+1s dance RH across, 1L also 4M followed by partner chase round clockwise back to places
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s set facing on sides and change places RH, middle couples set facing on sides and change places LH
25-32 Middle couples lead up/down between end couples, cast back to place and all turn RH. 2413

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


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A carousel (from French carrousel or from Italian carosello), often called the galloper or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with wooden horses or other animals which the rider sits on. The carousel horses are mounted on posts which are usually moved up and down to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of circus music.
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An Old Fashioned French Carousel In La Rochelle, France


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