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Two Of The Best

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TWO OF THE BEST (J96) Sq.Set Ann Dix Reel Friends 1

1- 8 1s and 3s set to opposite person, change RH (in middle), set again and Ladies turn right to end in own places while Men end in each others place
9-16 2s and 4s repeat
17-24 1s+3s ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s ½ Ladies' Chain
25-32 All dance ½ Grand Chain (RH to corners), all promenade anticlockwise to end opposite original pstns with Ladies in centre facing partners
33-40 All petronella turn to Men in centre facing anticlockwise and Ladies facing clockwise on outside
41-48 Ladies dance ¼ round while Men dance ½ LH across, all ½ turn new partner and Men dance ¼ round while Ladies dance ½ LH across, all ½ turn new partners (Ladies into centre)
49-56 Repeat with Ladies ending on partners right in square formation
57-64 Men dance in front of partner, behind next Lady to opposite place, Ladies dance in front of their new partner, behind next Man to partner's right
65-72 1s and 3s set to opposite person, change RH (in middle), set again and Ladies turn right to end in own places while Men end in each others place
73-80 2s and 4s repeat
81-88 1s+3s ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s ½ Ladies' Chain
89-96 All dance ½ Grand Chain (RH to corners), all promenade anticlockwise to end opposite original pstns with Ladies in centre facing partners

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


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