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Anna Marshall's Strathspey

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ANNA MARSHALL'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan Macpherson

1- 8 1s+2s dance Chain and Turn:
   1- 2 1M+2L ¾ turn RH into diagonal line 1M+2M, 1L+2L facing
   3- 4 1M+2M also 1L+2L ½ turn LH, 1M end in 2M place and 2L in 1L place
   5- 8 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times to end in 1L in 2L place, 2M in 1M place. 213
9-16 2s+3s dance R&L crossing RH on the sides to start while 1s dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place own sides
17-24 2s+3s Adv&Ret while 1s dance RSh right around each other to finish back-to-back facing 1st corners; 1s set to 1st corner, set to 2nd corner and remain facing 2nd corner
25-32 1s dance 6 bar reels of 3 on opposite sides, RSh to 2nd corner to start. Bars 31-32 1s cross RH to own side 2nd place. 213

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


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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