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The Arctic Circle

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THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (R64) Sq.Set John Drewry 2005

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1M+3L also 1L+3M dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s/4s, ½ turn and twirl back to place, finishing facing out
17-24 1M and 3M turn corner RH while partners turn corner LH, all set to partner and turn 2H (skip change of step)
25-40 2s and 4s repeat bars 9-24
41-48 All Ladies dance RH across ½ way, dance round opposite Man LSh and dance RH across ½ way back to place
49-56 All Men dance LH across ½ way, dance round opposite Lady RSh and dance LH across ½ way back to place
57-64 All promenade round anticlockwise

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

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The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth.

For Epoch 2010, it is the parallel of latitude that runs 66º 33′ 43″ (or 66.5619°) north of the Equator, the region north of this circle is known as the Arctic.

Arctic Circle Image
Map Of The Arctic With The Arctic Circle In Blue

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