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The Glenora Ferry

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THE GLENORA FERRY (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Terry Glasspool Itch to Dance

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
9-16 2s set, cast 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s dance down the middle and back to 2nd place facing up in prom hold (3s and 2s on opposite sides step into prom hold facing down)
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance an Interlocking Allemandes:-
' 1s dance normal Allemande ending in 2nd place while 3s+2s Allemande (down) and up to 3rd/1st places. (2)1(3)
33-40 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s while 2s set and cross RH, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s while 3s set and cross RH

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

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Dance Information

The Glenora ferry runs between Adolphustown and Glenora on the Bay of Quinte, which is an inlet of Lake Ontario, in Canada. The ferry is free (c.2014) and runs every 30 min in Winter and 15 min in Summer.

The dance was written by Terry Glasspool after visiting the area to teach at a weekend workshop with the Prince Edward County Dancers in the nearby town of Picton.

The Glenora Ferry Image
The Glenora Ferry Ploughing Through The Ice Of The Bay One February

Dance Information by Alexander Jeffries.
Image Copyright Alexander Jeffries.

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