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Castles In The Air (Foss)

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CASTLES IN THE AIR (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Dances To Song Tunes

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, dance circle 6H round to Left, set, circle 6H round to Left to places
9-16 1s turn RH, cast, to face 1st corners (2s step up 11-12). 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners, finish between corners. 2(1)3
17-24 1s+2s dance R&L
25-28 2s+1s+3s ½ Grand Chain (1 bar per hand). Ladies turn right about to form circle with men
29-32 3s+1s+2s circle 6H ½ way round to Left. 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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

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Also see the dance A Castle In The Air (Bänninger) by Minnie Bänninger.

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

Image copyright John Mavin [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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