Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Branches Together

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BRANCHES TOGETHER (S96) Sq.Set Roy Goldring

1- 4 1s+3s set to partner and ½ turn RH
5- 8 1L+3L followed by partners chase ¼ round set clockwise and dance in passing 2s/4s RSh into middle curving in to face 2s/4s
9-16 All dance parallel reels of 4 across but 1s and 3s dance only ¾ reel and chase out to original places on bars 15-16
17-24 1s+3s dance R&L and end Man behind partner facing Lady's corner (4M/2M)
25-32 All dance Alternating Tandem reels of 3 across ending in original places
33-64 2s+4s repeat bars 1-32 (with reels up/down set)
65-72 All Set&Link, all Ladies dance (anticlockwise) in front of partner and behind next Man to opposite (Mans) place
73-80 All Set&Link with 'new' partner, all Men dance (anticlockwise) in front of 'new' partner and behind next Lady to opposite (Ladies) place
81-88 All Ladies dance RH across, Men dance LH across but end in BtoB in middle facing partner
89-96 All dance ¾ double reels of 4 to end Ladies BtoB in middle facing partner (in original place) and all turn partners RH ending with a bow/curtsy

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

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