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Maxwell's Rant

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MAXWELL'S RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rutherford RSCDS Book 18

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 1s dance down between the 3s, cast up to 2nd place and 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH. 213

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

Maxwell's Rant
Rutherford   RSCDS Book 18
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s cross down, 3s lead up, 2s cast up, into mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides;

  9-16 repeat bars 1-8, 1s crossing to own sides to start, all finishing in original places;

17-20 1s cross and cast to 2nd place;

21-24 1s cross up between 2s into half figures of 8 across;

25-28 1s lead down between 3s and cast up, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

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

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