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Nelson's Column

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NELSON'S COLUMN (S56) 4C set Beryl McGhee

1- 8 Taking 1 step to each hand end couples cross RH while middle couples dance RH hands across ½ way, change places LH on sides and repeat until back in original places (as 1st 16 bars of Trip to Bavaria)
9-16 1s and 4s set and cast in 1 place and circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s and 3s repeat
25-32 All set, circle 8H round to left for two steps, Men (at top) and Ladies (at bottom) dance RH across
33-40 All set, circle 8H round to right for 2 steps, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across ending in lines across (2M+1M+1L+2L facing 3M+4M+4L+3L)
41-48 All pass opposite person RSh loop round to right and pass LSh to original places
49-56 All circle 8H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
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