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The Outer Circle

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THE OUTER CIRCLE (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Kenneth Reid Birmingham Diamond Jubillee Book

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, dance ½ Figs of 8 (1M round 2s and 1L round 3s) and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s+1st corners dance Diagonal Chain:-
' 9-10 1s ½ turn 1st corners RH
' 11-14 1s chase clockwise ½ way round outside of set while 1st corner persons turn LH 1½ times
' 15-16 1s ½ turn original 1st corner persons RH to face them
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 3rd corner position) and end facing 2nd corners
25-32 1s+2nd corners dance Diagonal Chain to end facing 4th corner (position)
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 across (1L with 3s at top and 1M with 2s giving RSh to 4th corner pstn) and end looping round to face 1st corners (position)
41-48 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh and dance ½ reel with 2nd corners with 1s end passing RSh to 2nd place own side

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

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