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The Wind On The Heath

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THE WIND ON THE HEATH (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd

1- 8 1s set, 1L followed by partner casts 2 places, 1L crosses (below 3s) and casts up on Men's side to partner's place while 1M dances round 3L and up the middle to partner's place facing out
9-16 1s dance reel of 3 on sides (RSh to 2s to start)
17-24 1M followed by partner casts 2 places, 1M crosses (below 3s) and casts up on Men's side to original place while 1L dances round 3L and up the middle to original place and 1s set
25-32 1s+2s dance the Chain Progression:-
' 1s and 2s ¾ turn RH, 1M+2L turn LH 1½ times while partners chase clockwise ½ way, 2s and 1s ¾ turn RH to end on sides in order 2 1

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


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