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A-Ward Winning Reel

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A-WARD WINNING REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Fred DeMarse San Diego 45th Anniv

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up); 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M+3L and 1L+2M pass LSh to start)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Set&Rotate for 3:
 Set&Rotate singly and chase 1 place clockwise, all change places RH with opposite person and chase clockwise to opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
17-24 3s Set&Cast to 3rd place while 2s dance in, nearer hands joined dance up and cast into 1st place; 2s+1s+3s ½ turn partner RH, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

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


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Dance Information

This dance, A-Ward Winning Reel, was dedicated by Fred DeMarse (from San Francisco) to Ward Fleri, a long-standing teacher and member of the RSCDS San Diego Branch, for receiving the Branch Award at the Branch's 45th (Sapphire) anniversary Ball in March 2020.

The tune, Ward Fleri Of San Diego, was composed by Andy Imbrie, a pianist and leader of the SCD Band Reel of Seven.



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