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Melville Castle

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MELVILLE CASTLE (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Alex Gray Edinburgh Diamond Jubilee Dances

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s who set twice pivoting (1L to left, 1M to right) to face person dancing round them, 1s+2s set and cross RH. 1(2)
9-16 1s+2s dance the Swirl:-
Turn partner RH into Allemande hold and dance LSh round other couple ½ way, dance LH across and swirl to face partners. (2)1
17-24 1s+2s set and cross RH, 1s+2s dance RH across. 2(1)
25-32 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s turn RH

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

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Melville Castle is a three-storey Gothic castellated mansion less than a mile (2 km) from Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.
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