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St Andrew's Square

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ST ANDREW'S SQUARE (M-(R32+S32+J32)) Sq.Set John Drewry Croydon and District Book 1

Reel
1- 8 Ladies dance RH across, Men dance LH across back to places
9-16 All pass partners LSh Men into centre LH across while Ladies take RH of next Man (St Andrews Cross), all set, ½ turn 'new' partners and dance back to places passing own partner RSh
17-24 All pass partners RSh Ladies into RH across while Men take LH of next Lady, all set, ¾ turn 'new' partner and turn own partner RH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade round anticlockwise

Strathspey
1- 8 All set to partners and holding RH Men set again as Ladies dance under Men's arm, 1s+3s dance LH across ending in prom hold facing anticlockwise
9-12 1s+3s promenade ½ way while 2s+4s dance RH across to end in prom hold facing clockwise
13-16 1s+3s set to partners and holding RH Men set again as Ladies dance under Men's arm while 2s+4s promenade clockwise ½ way
17-20 1s+3s promenade anticlockwise ½ way and end facing in while 2s+4s dance RH across ending in prom hold facing clockwise
21-24 1s+3s in prom hold advance and retire while 2s+4s promenade clockwise ½ way
25-32 1s+4s also 3s+2s promenade round each other RSh, 1s+2s also 3s+4s promenade round each other LSh

Jig
1- 8 Ladies dance a Figs of 8 round partner and corner (pass LSh round partner)
9-16 Men dance Figs of 8 round partner (pass RSh round partner) and all turn corners LH to face them holding RH
17-24 All set to corners and Men set again while Ladies turn under Men's arms, all advance and retire
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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


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