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BEESWING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring G and S Dances 2

1- 8 1s dance in, cast down below 3s, meet and dance up to 2nd place BtoB facing out on own sides
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles with 2s+3s
17-24 1s turn RH and LH (slow turns)
25-32 1L dances RH across with 2s and 1M with 3s, pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple

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

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Beeswing is a small village in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Formerly known as Lochend, it was renamed to honor the great racing mare, Beeswing.

Beeswing (1833-1854) was a 19th century British Thoroughbred racehorse from the north of England. In her day, Beeswing was hailed as the greatest mare in Britain and one of the greatest of all time.

"Mr. William Orde's Bay Filly 'Beeswing' In A Stable" John Frederick Herring (1795-1865), Oil On Canvas, c. 1842

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