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Alcanede Strathspey

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ALCANEDE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Isabel Monteiro

1- 4 All set advancing with hands joined, turn partner 2H, remain in centre on own sides facing down nearer hands joined
5- 8 All set and Cross-Link:
 As normal set and link for two people, to change places with partner, but 1L and 2M, likewise 2L and 3M, and 3L and 4M, dance round each other RSh to join partner nearer hands joined facing down
9-16 All dance down and on bar 12 change sides to face up, Man passing Lady under his R arm; all dance up to original places
17-30 1s+2s dance ½ R&L; 2s cross back RH (bars 21-22) as 1s+3s start ½ R&L (bars 21-24); 3s cross back RH (bars 25-26) as 1s+4s dance 6 bars of R&L (Bars 25-30) no polite turns throughout
31-32 All set

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

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