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La Tempête

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LA TEMPETE (R48) Round The Room 4C RSCDS Book 2
2 couples facing 2 couples, Ladies on partners right, 1s on right of 2s, 4s on right of 3s. 1s face 3s as 2s face 4s
Start positions:-
4   3
2   1

1- 8 1s+4s dance RH across and LH back to places
9-16 2s+3s repeat above Fig
17-24 All 4 couples set to partner twice and turn 2H
25-32 All 4 couples slip step across (Men pass BtoB) and back to places (Ladies BtoB)
33-40 1s+3s also 2s+4s circle 4H round to left and LH across back to places
41-48 All 4 couples Advance 2 steps and Retire 1 step, clap 3 times, 1s+2s dance under 3s+4s arms to face next 2 couples

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