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The Celebration Strathspey (MacPherson)

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THE CELEBRATION STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan MacPherson RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1s+2s dance "Chain and Turn":-
' 1-2 1M+2L ¾ turn RH into diag line 1M+2M, 1L+2L facing
' 3-4 1M+2M also 1L+2L ½ turn LH, 1M end in 2M place and 2L in 1L place
' 5-8 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times to end in 1L in 2L place, 2M in 1M place. 213
9-16 2s+1s set, ½ turn RH to face down in centre (4 bars). 2s+1s lead down, 2s and 1s ½ turn (Men dancing below Ladies who dance under Man's arm) and lead up
17-24 1s cross up to dance reels of 3 on opp sides (2s out/down, 3s cast up) 1s end 2nd place opp sides, 2s and 3s curve into places. 2(1)3
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret 1 step, 1s petronella turn to 1M between 2s and 1L between 3s, Adv&Ret 1 step and 1s petronella turn to 2nd place own sides. 213

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


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