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The Mathematicians

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THE MATHEMATICIANS (R5x40) 4C set Alex Gray Tweedale Collection 2
Each couple dance 80 bars. A New Couple starts after 40 bars (ie on bars 41, 81 and 121)

1- 8 1s lead down for 3 bars, back to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, set advancing and ½ turn 2H into double triangle position
17-24 2s+1s+3s set and 1s+2s change places, set again with 1s+2s advancing into middle facing up
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
33-40 All dance 8H round and back
New 1st couple starts dancing bars 1- 40 while original 1st couple continue as follows
41-48 (New Couple starts as at bar 1) while 1s (original) cast to bottom, turn RH and cast up to 3rd place
49-56 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 4s, set advancing and ½ turn 2H into a double triangle position (nearer hand joined with new dancing couple)
57-64 All set and 1s+4s change places, set again with 1s+4s advancing into middle facing up
65-72 1s+4s dance Allemande
73-80 All dance 8H round and back

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


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