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Wicked Willy

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WICKED WILLY (Uilliam Dona) (R4x32) 4C set Harry Ways Bicentennial Book+7 SCDs

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples into centre facing corner just passed
9-16 1s and 4s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to face diagonally opposite corner
17-24 1s and 4s turn corner person RH and dance LH across once round to end on opposite sides
25-32 Bottom 2 couples dance ½ R&L, then middle 2 couples dance ½ R&L. 2341

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

Wicked Willie
Harry Ways   Bicentennial Book+ 7 SCDs
Reel   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s 4s cross by the right and cast inwards;

  5-8   1s 4s half figures of 8 round 2s 3s, finishing back to back facing out diagonally;

  9-16 1s4s hello-goodbye setting;

17-20 4s 1s turn corners by the right (always the same person);

21-24 4s1s left hands across;

25-28 1s3s (at the bottom) half rights and lefts;

29-32 4s3s half rights and lefts, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  3-4   2s step up WHILE 3s step down.

  5-8   Need to be quick; it's slightly more than half figures of 8.

    -8   1s 4s finish facing the corner they just danced round (M to M, L to L).

    -16 1s 4s finish facing the opposite corner (M to L, L to M).

17-20 At every repeat of the whole dance, turn the same person.

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