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St Magnus Quadrille

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ST MAGNUS QUADRILLE (R or J 96) Sq.Set Jessie Stuart

1- 8 1s+3s turn partners RH (4 bars), 1s+3s chase clockwise (Men leading) to opposite sides while 2s+4s Adv+Ret
9-16 2s+4s turn partners RH (4 bars), 2s+4s chase clockwise (Men leading) to opposite sides while 1s+3s Adv+Ret
17-24 1s+3s Adv+Ret, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
25-32 2s+4s repeat 17-24. All face corner persons
33-64 All set to corners and dance La Baratte with each corner in turn (Men moving clockwise, Ladies anticlockwise round set)
' Men ½ turn corner RH and retain hand but at arm's length from each other, Men retrace steps with corner turning right under his arm briefly into Allemande hold (Men behind corner facing Men's original place) and releasing corner's RH she turns under Man's left arm and all change places LH and pass next person RSh to face next corner. Repeat with each corner. Finish in partner's original place, facing partner
65-72 All ½ turn partners RH, join hands in circle (Men facing in/Ladies out) and set. All turn partners RH to original places (Ladies face out)
73-88 All dance Schiehallion Reels back to original places
89-96 All promenade anticlockwise once round

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

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