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All The Eights

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ALL THE EIGHTS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Brenda Burnell Leeds Golden Collection

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides (6 bars), 1s dance down the middle to face 3M in prom hold as 2s dance up to 1st place
9-16 1s dance a diagonal RSh reel of 3 with 2nd corners to end facing Man's 1st corner
17-24 1s dance a diagonal LSh reel of 3 with 1st corners
25-32 1s lead down, cross over below 3s, cast up to 2nd place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place. 213

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

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This jig, All The Eights, was written for Ivy Lawson of Leeds RSCDS for her 88th birthday.

Ivy started Scottish country dancing at a mere 75 years old. Her time on the dance floor was aided by her love of music, and previous ballroom and ceilidh dancing experience. Ivy's love of life and dancing is celebrated in this dance and in Dance For Ivy (for her 79th birthday) and Nifty Ninety (for her 90th birthday).

All The Eights was danced at the October RSCDS Branch dance in 2008 when five Branch members celebrated their combined 253 years.

Birthday cake with 12 candles
Birthday Cake

Image copyright (cropped) Dark Meadow] - [CC BY-SA 2.0 (].

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