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Hamilton's Strathspey

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HAMILTON'S STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Canadian Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down and 4s up to start)
9-16 1L and 4L turn RH 1½ times to change places facing out while partners cross and cast down/up to change places, repeat from new pstns with 1M and 4M turning 1½ times and partners crossing and casting
17-24 1s and 4s cast in 1 place and dance RH across, dance up/down to original places while 2s+3s dance ½ RH across, dance out ends, cast up/down and dance ½ RH across back to places
25-32 1s and 4s cast in 1 place, Men give LH to approaching Lady to pass her in front and meet partner in centre 2(4)1(3), dance out ends crossing RH and cast into top and bottom places to order 42(3)(1), 4s+2s also 3s+1s Set+Link. 24(1)(3)

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


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Hamilton is a town in South Lanarkshire, in the west-central Lowlands of Scotland. It serves as the main administrative centre of the South Lanarkshire council area and it is the fifth largest town (excluding cities) in Scotland.
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Hamilton Town House Incorporating Library, Opened By King George V, 9th July 1914


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