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Gang The Same Gate

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GANG THE SAME GATE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Milton Levy RSCDS Book 36

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down to 3rd place, cross RH and cast up to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s set adv to partner and turn 1st corner 2H to face 2nd corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 ending M between top couple facing down and L between bottom couple facing up
17-24 1s set adv to partner and turn 4th corner (pstn) 2H to face own 1st corner (pstn), 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners ending in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s Set+Link for 3 twice. 213

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


Gang the Same Gate
Milton Levy   RSCDS Book 36
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2       1s cross by the right;

  3-4       1s cast 2 places WHILE 2s3s step up;

  5-6       1s meet below 3s and cross by the right;

  7-8       1s cast up to 2nd place WHILE 3s step down;

  9-10     1s set advancing and pass to face first corners;

11-12     1s turn first corners with both hands and finish facing second corners;

13-16     1s half reel of 4 with second corners, finishing with petronella turn, 1M at the top facing down, 1L at the bottom facing up;

17-18     1s set advancing and pass to face second corners;

19-20     1s turn second corners with both hands and finish facing first corners;

21-24     1s half reel of 4 with first corners, finishing with petronella turn to 2nd place on opposite sides;

25-32     set and link for 3:

    25-26 all set on the sides;

    27-28 3L 2M (at the left end of each line) dance (passing left shoulders) to the other end of the same line WHILE the others cast to the right one quarter round the square, finishing 2L1L2M facing down, 3L1M3M facing up;

    29-32 repeat bars 25-28 in lines across the set, finishing 2s1s3s.

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


Dance Notes

  3-4       2s3s take hands when stepping up.

25-26     All on the opposite sides while setting.

27-28     Corners at the left end of each line dance to the other end of the same line and pull right shoulders back to face along the line; corners at the right end and the 1st couple (in the middle) of each line cast to the right into a new line one place clockwise round the square.


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