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Chased Lovers

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CHASED LOVERS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Tim Wilson World Wide Weavings 2015

1- 4 1s set, cross down (no hands) to 2nd place facing out (2s step up 3-4)
5- 8 1s cast down behind 3s, meet and dance up centre with 1L leading, 1M following, to face 2M (her 1st corner)
9-16 1s, in tandem, dance LSh reel of 3 on 1st corner diagonal (out of top of set to start), finishing by 1s pulling back RSh to face down, 1M leading, facing 3M
17-24 1s, in tandem, dance RSh reel of 3 on 2nd corner diagonal (out bottom of set to start), finishing with 1s facing own 1st corners
25-32 1s dance pass and turn with 1st corners, (pass RSh), pass and turn with 2nd corners, finishing passing RSh to 2nd place own sides

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

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Note that in this dance the dancing couple do not touch each other throughout the dance.

The title, Chased Lovers, is a play on words between Chased and Chaste.

Chased Lovers
Chased Lovers

Image copyright Jim Bendon from Karratha, Australia (budgies) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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