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Cellardyke

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CELLARDYKE (J144) 4C Set Mary Shoolbraid Brandon Memories of Fife

1- 16 1s and 3s set and cross passing partner RSh, clap (bar 3) and chase clockwise ½ way round standing 2s. 1s and 3s repeat back to places
17-24 2s and 4s ½ turn RH into prom hold facing up, set, dance up 1 place and cast off 1 place on opposite sides. 1(2)3(4)
25-32 Men set advancing to Balance-in-Line pstn in centre while Ladies set, Men retire while Ladies advance to Balance-in-Line pstn in centre. Repeat, Men advancing while Ladies retire, Ladies advance while Men retire. Ladies end in Bal-in Line pstn in centre
33-40 All Ladies dance Fig of 8 round partner (RSh) and other Lady (LSh) and opposite Man (LSh), to finish in place
41-48 Men dance reel of 4 up/down middle (1M+2M also 3M+4M pass RSh to start) End in places
49-56 1s and 3s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s and 4s step up). All ½ turn partners RH to face up in prom hold and all set
57-64 Promenade round set, 2s (top) and 4s (3rd place) to Left, 1s (2nd place) and 3s (4th place) to Right. "Interleave" as couples pass at bottom and dance up to end 2143
Repeat from new positions as follows:-
65-88 Repeat bars 1-24 with new couples
88-96 Repeat bars 25-32 with new 1st and 3rd couples but Ladies dance in first and Men end in centre in Balance-in-Line pstn
97-104 All Men dance Fig of 8 round partner (LSh) and other Man (RSh) and opposite Lady (RSh), to finish in place
105-112 Ladies dance RSh reel of 4 up/down middle
113-128 Repeat 49-64
129-144 All couples set, clap (bar 3) and cross RH, all chase clockwise round to opposite sides. Repeat set, clap and cross and chase, to finish in original places.

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


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