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A Castle In The Air (Bänninger)

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A CASTLE IN THE AIR (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Minnie Bänninger RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1s turn RH and LH
9-16 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down while 2s dance up)
17-24 1s and 2s ¾ turn RH into line up/down and retaining hands set to partner, dance out to opposite sides, pull back RSh and set
25-32 Spiral Progression: 1M+2L turn RH to give LH to partner and Balance-in-Line, on 2nd setting step 1L and 2M turn left about (face clockwise) and 1s+2s in diagonal line rotate ¼ way clockwise. 1L and 2M drop hands and dance to next position on sidelines while 1M+2L continue turning RH. 21

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

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Also see the dance Castles In The Air (Foss) by Hugh Foss.

Castle In The Air
Castle In The Air
Dover Castle From A Footpath Across The Dour Valley Near Clarendon Place

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