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Teddy Bears' Picnic (Collin)

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TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC (J4x32) 4C set Irene Collin Ardbrae 50 Years

1- 8 1s Adv+Ret 2 steps with 2s repeating on bar 3, 3s repeat on bar 5 and 4s repeat on bar 7
9-16 While 4s complete their Adv+Ret 1s start a Snowball Grand Chain to end 3(2)4(1)
17-24 3s+2s and at the same time 4s+1s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 3s cross RH, 3s+2s dance RH across ½ way (2 bars) as 4s turn RH for 4 bars and on bar 29 1s turn 1½ times for 4 bars. 2341

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


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"Teddy Bears' Picnic" is a song consisting of a melody by U.S. American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907, and lyrics added by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. It remains popular as a children's song.
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