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90 Years On

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90 YEARS ON (S4x40) 4C set Alison Austin (2016) RSCDS Dunfermline 90th Anniversary Dances (5)

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up); 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s pass RSh to flow into...
9-12 1M+2s and 1L+3s dance LH across flowing into...
13-16 "Snake Pass": 1M followed by 2M+2L dance down Ladies' side, across and up to 2M place while 1L followed by 3L+3M dance up Men's side, across and down to 2L place. 312
17-24 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across; 3s, 1M+2M, 1L+2L and 4s turn 2H to form square formation, nearer hands joined with 'partner' and all set
25-32 All set to corners and dance La Barratte with corners:-
' 27-28 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' 29-30 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
' 31-32 Couple change places LH to opposite places, ending in square formation again nearer hands joined
33-40 All set, 2s+1s turn partners 1½ with 2H to end on sides in 1st/4th place while 3s+4s (side 'couples') dance RH across to end in 2nd/3rd place. All join hands on sides and set. 2341

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, 90 Years On, celebrates the 90th anniversary of The Fife Branch of the RSCDS which was founded on 25th June 1929.

Originally covering the whole of Fife, the RSCDS Dunfermline branch continued to serve Dunfermline and West Fife when the St Andrews and Kirkcaldy Branches were formed in 1937.

The annual Dunfermline Ball is held in the Glen Pavillion, Pittencrieff Park on the second Friday in December.

The Glen Pavilion Image
The Glen Pavilion


Image Copyright Paul McIlroy under this Creative Commons Licence.

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