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Buttermilk Falls

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BUTTERMILK FALLS (S3x32) 3C set Rod Downey The Cane Toad Collection 1991

1- 4 1s+2s dance 4 hands round to the left WHILE 3s set and turn both hands
5- 8 1M+2M+3M dance 3 hands round to the left WHILE 1L+2L+3L half reel, 1L+2L passing RS, to end 3L+2L+1L
9-12 All set on sides (taking hands); 2M+3M and 3L+2L and Petronella-in-tandem - to end facing Up&Down the set WHILE 1M and 1L petronella into the middle to end 1M facing up, 1L down
13-16 All set (2L+3L and 2M+3M nearer hands joined); 2L+3L and 2M+3M Petronella-in-tandem to opposite sides WHILE 1M and 1L petronella to opposite side. (1M)(3M)(2M), (2L)(3L)(1L)
17-20 2L+3L+1L dance 3 hands round to the left WHILE 1M+3M+2M half reel, 1M+3M passing RS ending (2)(3)(1); 2s3s1s turn both hands twice
27-32 All set on sides (taking hands); 2s+3s+1s dance La Baratte. 231

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Buttermilk Falls was devised in 1991 in Ithaca, New York.

Buttermilk Falls are rapids formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down a steep valley to Cayuga Lake.

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Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, New York


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