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The Captain's House

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THE CAPTAIN'S HOUSE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Holly Boyd RSCDS Graded 3

1- 8 1s turn RH (4 bars); cast (2s step up), cross LH to face out in 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides, 1s pass 2nd corner LSh to start. 1s finish facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners finishing in 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s turn partners RH and dance clockwise ½ way round set to own sides. 213

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


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I wrote this dance, The Captain's House, to celebrate my daughter Leah's engagement in 2010.

(Dance information by the deviser, Holly Boyd, 2022)



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