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CALEY CAPERS (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Fiona and Jim Gardner Dunedin Dances Book 2

1- 8 1s cross down to 3rd place and cast up to 2nd place while 3s cast up to 1st place and cross RH while 2s set and cross down to 3rd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s (in 3rd place)
9-16 1s turn LH to join RH to 1st corners and Balance-in-Line while 2nd corners set, 1s turn 1st corners RH, 1s ¾ turn RH and join 2nd corners LH
17-24 1s Balance-in-Line with 2nd corners while 1st corners set, 1s turn 2nd corners LH and turn LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh and dance reel with 2nd corners 1s ending 2nd place opposite sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise - 2s+3s right round but 1s chase ½ way and turn RH to end in 2nd place own sides

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


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Devised for the wedding of Kitty Johnston and Ross Robertson at the Caledonian (Caley) Hotel, Edinburgh, May 1989.

The Caledonian Railway Company's hotel at its Edinburgh terminus (now with over 250 bedrooms) first opened in 1903.

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Caledonian (Caley) Hotel, Edinburgh


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