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The Birthday Present (Fletcher)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Fletcher Three Hands Across

1- 8 1s turn 2H and cast to 3rd place, cross RH and cast up to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s in and up to start)
17-24 1s cross up RH ending 1s facing down to 2s in middle and set, 1s+2s dance 4H round to left ending BtoB facing original places
25-32 1s and 2s dance The Bow:
   1s and 2s loop right round through original places and dance LH across ½ way, 2s and 1s loop round to right into opposite places and cross RH to own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance The Birthday Present (Ayland) by Sue Ayland.

Birthday Present
Birthday Present

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