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Back To The Fireside

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BACK TO THE FIRESIDE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 38

1- 8 3s followed by 1s dance down for 2 steps and set to partners, 1s dance up and cast to 3rd place while 3s dance up to 1st place
9-16 3s+2s+1s dance Reverse Snowball Grand Chain for 3 couples:
   1s cross RH and change places LH on side with 2s
   1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross RH
   1s cross LH while 3s and 2s change places LH. 1(2)3
17-24 1s+2s set advancing into circle (hands joined) and petronella turn 1 place to right, set in circle (hands joined) and petronella turn to end on sides
25-32 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 round 3s, 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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


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