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40 Years On (Dixon)

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40 YEARS ON (S4x32) 4C Set Pat Dixon ASCDS Ruby Book

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set+Link. 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H round to left. 2143
9-16 1s+4s in the middle dance the Tourbillon:
 1s and 4s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M and 4L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 4s on Men's side, 1s set to 4s
 1s and 4s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L and 4M lead partners on 1 place to end 4s in 1st place and 1s in 2nd pl, 4s+1s cross RH to own sides. 2413
17-20 2s+3s (end couples) turn partner 2H
21-24 All Adv+Ret
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2413

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

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Also see the dance Forty Years On (Joubert) by Wouter Joubert.

This Scottish country dance was devised by Pat Dixon, published in The Ruby Book to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Association of Scottish Country Dance Societies (ASCDS) in 2022 and is one of the Massed Dances in the 2024 Festival.

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