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Balmoral Strathspey

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BALMORAL STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John A Charles RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance R&L
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and cross RH to own sides. 2143
17-24 All dance reel of 4 on own sides, 2s end in 1st place on sides, Bar 24 1s+4s+3s all dance into centre towards partner ready for...
25-32 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance Allemande (2s in top place stand) 2341

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

Balmoral Strathspey
John A Charles RSCDS Book 22
Strathspey 4 x 32 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s 3s4s rights and lefts;

  9-10 1s2s 3s4s set facing partners;

11-12 1s2s 3s4s right hands across halfway;

13-14 2s1s4s3s set facing partners;

15-16 2s 1s 4s 3s cross by the right to own sides;

17-24 2s1s4s3s reels of four on own sides, 2s finishing in 1st place, 1s 4s 3s on the centre line, facing up in allemande hold;

25-32 2s stand WHILE 1s4s3s allemande, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

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

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This dance, Balmoral Strathspey, was devised by John A. Charles from Kawerau, New Zealand.

Balmoral Castle is a large estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, known as Royal Deeside. The estate was purchased by Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert, and remains a favourite summer royal residence.

The Balmoral estate has been passed down the generations and has gradually expanded to more than 26,000 hectares (65,000 acres).

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Balmoral Castle, a large estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Balmoral Castle

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