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Le Quatorze Juillet

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LE QUATORZE JUILLET (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection 89

1- 8 1s cross, dance down to 2nd place, cross down to 3rd place and cast up to 2nd place while 2s set, cross down to 3rd place, cast up to 2nd place and cross down LH to end in 3rd place in centre while 3s lead up the dance for 4 casting into 1st place, set facing and set rotating to right
9-16 3s+1s+2s repeat above from new places
17-24 2s+3s+1s repeat from new places except that 3s remain on side lines at the end
25-32 1s+2s dance the Guillotine:-
' 1s+2s set on side, RH across ½ way, change places RH on sides and RH across ½ way

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


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Le Quatorze Juillet is French for 'the fourteenth of July'.

Bastille Day is the French national holiday which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July).

The storming of the Bastille fortress-prison on 14 July 1789 was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation.

Le Quatorze Juillet Image
Prise De La Bastille By Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel


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Text from this original Bastille Day article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Jean Pierre Houel.

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