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Rye Twist

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RYE TWIST (R5x32) 5C Sue McKinnell RSCDS Book 48

1- 4 1M+2s dance ½ reel of 3 across (1M+2L pass LSh). 1M finishes between 2s facing down
5- 8 1M+3s dance ½ reel of 3 across (1M+3M pass RSh), 1M finishes between 3s facing down while 1L+2s dance ½ reel of 3 across (1L+2L pass RSh). 2L finishes between 2s facing down. 2s finish in 1st place
9-12 1M+4s, 1L+3s repeat bars 5-8 (1M+4L, 1L+3M pass LSh). 3s finish in 2nd place
13-16 1M+5s, 1L+4s repeat bars 5-8 (1M+5M, 1L+4L pass RSh). 4s finish in 3rd place
17-20 1M dances out of end, casts round 5L place, crossing to 4M place while 1L+5s dance ½ reel of 3 across (1L+5M pass LSh). 1L finishes in 4L place, 5s in 5th place
21-24 1s+5s dance ½ LH across, cross LH with partner
25-32 All couples set, cross RH with partners, all set, cross RH with partners. 23451

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

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