Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

40 Year Friendship Strathspey

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40 YEAR FRIENDSHIP STRATHSPEY (S4x40) Sq.Set Rona Stevens ASCDS Ruby Book

1- 8 All face partners and dance interlocking reels of 3 around the set:
 Pass partner RSh, next person LSh, next RSh and turn back, pass RSh, LSh and RSh back to place
9-12 All Ladies dance RH across
13-16 All Men dance RH cross to finish back in place facing corners
17-18 All set
19-24 All dance La Baratte with their corners
19-20 Man ½ turns Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
21-22 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
23-24 Couple change places LH
25-28 1s+3s dance ½ modified Ladies Chain, Ladies cross LH and turn Man RH, Lady is on Man's left
29-32 2s+4s repeat bars 25-28
33-36 All Set+Link (Ladies now on Man's right)
37-40 All turn partners 2H for 4 bars. 4123

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

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