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The Alderwood Knot

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THE ALDERWOOD KNOT (S4x32) Sq.Set Marla Bright (2011)

1- 4 All turn partner RH once round (2 bars) Ladies dance 1 place clockwise passing partner RSh
5- 8 All turn new partner LH once round (2 bars), Men dance 1 place anticlockwise (passing new partner LSh (now opposite original partners)
9-16 1L+3M and 1M+3L (in 2nd and 4th places) set advancing, turn original partner 2H once round, opening out to circle 4H round to left, pull back RSh, 1s face couple in 1st place, 3s face couple in 3rd place
17-24 All dance RSh reels of four up/down set and form square set, 1L+3M (2nd place)1M+3L (4th place) opposite partner (Lady on Man's right)
25-28 All set and Petronella in Tandem 1 place anticlockwise round
29-32 "Interlocking Set and Link"
 All set, Ladies cast clockwise round outside 1 place while Men dance through the middle (passing LSh) 1 place anticlockwise round to finish with original partner. All have moved clockwise 1 place. 4123

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

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