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Admiral John L Worden

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ADMIRAL JOHN L WORDEN (M-4x(S16+R16)) 4C Set Diane Spain Fort Worden XX

Strathspey
1-16 Reel of 4 Chain:-
' 1-2 1L and 3L cast 1 place, 2M and 4M cast up 1 place while 1M+2L and 3M+4L turn ¾ RH to end on own side up/down 1 place
' 3-4 1s+4s change places LH on sides while 2s set facing down and 3s set facing up
' 5-16 Repeat bars 1-4 from new positions until back to original places (no casting after setting - dance directly up or down)

Reel
17-24 1L followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses down and out behind 4M, crosses and 1L casts up to 2nd place as 1M dances up middle to 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s+3s+4s dance Poussette ending with 3s dancing up to 2nd place. 2341

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


Dance Information

Admiral John L Worden, John Lorimer Worden (1818 – 1897) was a U.S. Navy officer in the American Civil War, who took part in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first-ever engagement between ironclad steamships at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 9 March 1862.

Commanding the Union's only warship of this class, USS Monitor, Worden challenged the Confederate vessel Virginia, a converted steam-frigate that had sunk two Union blockaders and damaged two others. After a four-hour battle, both ships withdrew, unable to pierce the other's armour.

Admiral John L Worden Image
Admiral John Lorimer Worden, In Service 1834–1886, Rank USN Rear Admiral


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