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Anna Marshall's Strathspey

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Anna Marshall's Strathspey
Alan Macpherson 
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1M2L turn ¾ by the right, finishing back-to-back, 2L facing 1L, 1M facing 2M;

  3-4   2L1L 1M2M cross by the left, finishing 2L in 1L's place, 1M in 2M's place, 1L facing 2M;

  5-8   1L2M turn 1¼ by the right, finishing 1L in 2L's place, 2M in 1M's place, 2s facing down, 3s up;

  9-16 2s3s rights and lefts starting on the sides WHILE 1s, taking nearer hands at every opportunity, lead up into mirror figures of 8 on the sides;

17-20 2s 3s advance to partner and retire WHILE 1s gypsy (no hands) turn 1½ times to finish back-to-back facing first corners;

21-22 1s set to first corners, finishing facing second corners;

23-24 1s set to second corners, finishing facing second corners;

25-30 giving right shoulders to second corners to start, 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides;

31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides in 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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This dance, Anna Marshall's Strathspey, was dedicated to Anna Marshall in 2018 after 25 years as Convenor of the Crieff Hydro Weekend for RSCDS Falkirk.

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