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Hope Little's Strathspey

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HOPE LITTLE'S STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring G and S Dances 2

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across back to places but 1L faces out and casts 2 places followed by partner, 1L crossing to 3rd place opposite side
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s set, turn 2H ½ way and dance up to top and cast to 3rd place own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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


Hope Little's Strathspey
Roy Goldring   Graded and Social Dances
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s right hands across, 1L finishing facing out;

  5-6   1s chase clockwise ¼ around the corners' square;

  7-8   1s continue to chase clockwise around the corners' square to 3rd place on opposite sides WHILE 2s3s step up, 3s finishing facing down, 1s up;

  9-16 2s3s1s grand chain;

17-24 1s set, turn both hands halfway, lead (nearer hands joined) to the top and cast to 3rd place on own sides;

25-32 2s3s1s 6 hands round and back.

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


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