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Busy Fingers

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BUSY FINGERS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sheila Trafford Newcastle 70th Anniversary

1- 8 1s set, dance down nearer hands joined (2s step up 3-4); 1s cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side and set advancing to face 1st corner
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH and face 2nd corner; 1s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 on sides (LSh to 2nd corner to start). 1s end facing 3rd corner
17-24 1s turn 3rd corner RH and face 4th corner; 1s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 on sides (LSh to 4th corner to start). End 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up
25-32 In lines of 3 across all set, 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place opposite side; all set and 1s cross RH to 2nd place own side

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

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Dance Information

This dance was devised by Sheila Trafford to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Newcastle And District Branch Of The RSCDS.

Recommended Music: The CD written to accompany the book of dances, "Newcastle Upon Tyne And District 70th Anniversary CD" with 8 tracks by Marian Anderson's Band and 8 tracks by Iain MacPhail's Band.

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