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Hamilton House

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HAMILTON HOUSE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) William Campbell RSCDS Book 7

1- 8 1L sets to 2M and turns 3M (2H) and stands between them, 1M sets to 2L and turns 3L (2H) 1M ends between 3s facing up as 1L up between 2s facing down
9-16 2s+1s+3s set twice and 1s ¾ turn 2H on to opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s set twice on sides and 1s ½ turn 2H to own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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This dance, Hamilton House is also known as 'The Flirting Dance'.

Hamilton House is a historic house in the village of Preston in East Lothian, Scotland, UK. It is situated very close to its neighbouring communities of Prestonpans and Prestongrange.

The house was built in 1626 by Sir John Hamilton who was the brother of Thomas Hamilton, the 1st Earl of Haddington and was acquired by, and is in the care of, the National Trust for Scotland.

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