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Sparks Fly

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Sparks Fly (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt

1-4 First and second couple set and link, WHILE third couple set and cross right hands (all join hands on the side to set)
5-8 First and third couple set and link, WHILE second couple set and cross right hands (all join hands on the side to set)
9-16 First Couple cross giving right hands, cast up behind the third couple, dance in front of the second couple, cast behind them into second place on opposite sides, third couple step down on 15 and 16
17-28 Second, first and third couples dance three couple rights and lefts
17-18 Second, first and third couples change right hand with partner
19-20 Fist lady and third lady, first man and second man, second lady and third man, change left hands
21-22 First lady and second lady, third lady and second man, third man and first man, cross right hands
23-24 Second man and second lady, third man and third lady, first man and first lady change left hands
25-26 Second man and first man, second lady and third man, first lady and third lady, cross right hands
27-28 First man and third man, second man and third lady, first lady and second lady, change left hands
29-32 Second, first and third couples set and cross right hand
Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2004)


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