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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 to end 1(2)3:-
' 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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