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Amazing Grace Strathspey

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AMAZING GRACE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Betty MacKenzie Aberdeen 9 for 90 Aberdeen 90th

1- 8 1s followed by 2s 3s and 4s lead down, cross and dance up to partner's original place
9-16 1s+3s petronella and set. 1s+3s petronella to own side and set
17-20 1s+2s dance ½ R&L
21-24 1M+3L set and link, while 1L+3M set and link
25-28 1s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way
29-32 1s set and turn 2H

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

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Also see the dance Amazing Grace by Ron Adams.

Amazing Grace Strathspey was devised by Betty MacKenzie for Renee Johnstone, teacher at Málaga class in Arroyo de la Miel, Spain, on her 85th birthday.

She was well known in the Dundee area (and to some Aberdeen RSCDS Branch members) before spending 30 years in Spain where she was regarded as the Matriarch of SCD in Spain and Portugal. Betty returned to Broughty Ferry (pronounced "brottie ferry") to live in Sheltered Housing in 2011.

(Dance information by the deviser, Betty MacKenzie)

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