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The Merchant City

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THE MERCHANT CITY (S3x32) 3C Anne Thorn Glasgow 90 Anniversary

1- 8 1s and 2s dance the Espagnole:-
' 1- 2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 3- 4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 5- 8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH
9-16 1M with 3s, 1L with 2 dance RH Across, 1s pass by right; 1M with 2s, 1L with 3s dance LH Across. 213
17-24 1s and 3s dance the Rosette:-
' 17-20 1s and 3s set, turn partner RH ½ way, face partner, drop hands and cast by right towards partner's place
' 21-24 1s and 3s dance clockwise ½ way round to new positions. 231
25-32 2s, 3s and 1s dance 6 hands round and back

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

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