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Rosalie's Birthday Reel

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Rosalie's Birthday Reel
Hazel Convery   For Rosalie Parker, May 2004
Reel   88 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Square Set

  1-8   8 hands round and back;

  9-12 Mn advance and set, turning on the spot to finish facing partners;

13-16 Mn turn partners by the left, finishing in places;

17-20 Ls advance and set, turning on the spot to finish facing partners;

21-24 Ls turn partners by the right, all finishing in places, facing partners;

25-32 all grand chain;

33-36 all set twice to partners;

37-40 all turn partner by the right, finishing facing in;

41-42 taking nearer hands, 1s dance under arch made by 3s;

43-44 releasing nearer hands, 3M 3L 1L 1M turn adjacent corner ¾ by the other hand to exchange places;

45-46 taking nearer hands, 1M3L dance under arch made by 3M1L;

47-48 releasing nearer hands, 3L 3M 1M 1L turn adjacent corner ¾ by the other hand to exchange places, finishing 3s2s1s4s, all facing in;

49-56 2s dancing as 1s, 4s as 3s repeat bars 41-48, finishing 3s4s1s2s, 3L 4s 1L 2s facing in, 3M 1M facing out;

57-60 3s1s half ladies' chain, up and down;

49-64 2s4s half ladies' chain, across the set;

65-68 3M1L1M3L half men's chain, up and down;

69-72 2M4L4M2L half men's chain, across the set, finishing all in original places, facing partners;

73-76 all set twice to partners;

77-80 all turn partner by the right, finishing in allemande hold with partner, facing anticlockwise;

81-86 all allemande anticlockwise around the set;

87-88 releasing left hands, Mn turn partners by the right, retaining right hand hold to finish Mn facing in, Ls back to back in the centre.

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


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