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Ladies' Fancy

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LADIES' FANCY (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 13

1- 8 1M turns 2L RH then turns partner LH 1½ times to end facing down with partner on RH and 2L on LH
9-16 1M with 1L+2L dance down and back to end in original pstns
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

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

Ladies' Fancy
Anon   RSCDS Book 13
Jig   8 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1M2L turn by the right;

  5-8   1s turn by the left 1½ times, finishing 1L1M2L in line across, facing down, nearer hands joined;

  9-16 1L1M2L lead down and back;

17-24 1s2s right hands across and back;

25-32 1s2s poussette.

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

Dance Notes

    -16 The transition to hands across is tricky: 1M must help 1L by changing to right hand and turning her quickly to her own side WHILE 2M dance in and take 2L's right hand.

    -32 At the end of the second repeat, 1s must remember not to drop to the bottom.

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