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Helen's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HELEN'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Eric Finley N Ayr 40th Anniv Collection

1- 4 1M casts 2 places and dances in to face 3L while 1L dances across, casts 1 place to face 2L
5-12 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) ending in lines across facing down/up and all set
13-16 All circle 6H round to left to end all on opposite sides
17-20 1s set advancing (diag) and turn 2H
21-24 1s cast 2 places (M down, L up) behind Men/Ladies into middle while 3s+2s set and turn partner 2H to 3s facing up and 2s down
25-32 1s dance under arches made by 3s/2s to end 2nd place opposite side while 3s/2s dance up/down, all chase clockwise ½ way. 213

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

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