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The Spring Fling Reel

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THE SPRING FLING REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Samantha Burton RSCDS Bk 50

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up bars 3-4), cross RH, cast to Right to 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up
9-16 1L+2s and 1M+3s Adv+Ret, circle 6H ½ round to Left
17-24 1M+3s and 1L+2s Adv+Ret, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, ½ diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners. 1s end in middle 1M below 1L facing own sides
33-40 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance LH across. 1s end 2nd place opposite sides. 2s+3s turn LH while 1s turn RH 1½ times to own side. 2134

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


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The Spring Fling Reel was the winning dance from the RSCDS Spring Fling London 2015 devising competition for young dancers.

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