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5000 (R5x32) 5C Set Keith Rose Fields of Gold

1- 4 1s+3s set, turn RH to face out
5- 8 1s+2s+3s+4s dance ½ mirror reels of 4 on sides (1s+3s dance out/down to start), 3s and 1s finish BtoB in middle of set (Men facing up, Ladies facing down). 43215
9-16 All dance Double Crown Triangles: (4s take hands with 3M, 2s face across and take hands with 3L and 1M, 5s take hands with 1L)
 9-10 All set, on bar 10 3s and 1s move clockwise to face opposite sides and take hands with dancers on sides while 4s and 5s move to face across
 11-12 All set facing across, on bar 12 3s and 1s move clockwise to finish BtoB while 4s and 5s move to face down/up
 13-16 Repeat bars 9-12 to finish 43215 (same positions as at end of bar 8)
17-20 3s and 1s dance ½ diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners. On bar 20 3s and 1s pass ¾ LSh to face 1st corners
21-24 Repeat bars 17-20 with 1st corners to face 4th corners
25-28 3s and 1s dance ½ diagonal reels of 4 with 4th corners to finish on own sides facing down. 53214
29-32 3s+2s+1s+4s dance ½ mirror reels of 4 on own sides (3s and 1s dance in/down to begin). On bars 31-32, 4s dance up to 1st place passing behind 5s who step down to 2nd place. 45123

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

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This dance was devised by Keith Rose to celebrate his having drawn over 5000 Scottish Country Dance diagrams.

Keith started at the end of 1991 and reached his 5000th in March 2020, an average of around one every two days for 29 years.

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