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Chasing The Eclipse

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CHASING THE ECLIPSE (S3x32) 3C set Sandy Gallamore Highland Road Collection

1- 8 1s set, dance down below 3s (2s step up), cast up to 2nd place, pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, dance ¾ round partner by RSh, 1s set to 2nd corners, dance round partner to own side, face out
25-32 Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:-
' 25-26 2s and 3s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 2L/3M
' 27-30 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (2M+3L) turn LH 1½
' 31-32 2s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to end in 2nd place. 312

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


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Dance Information

This strathspey was devised for Mike and Eilean Yates, keen and devoted Scottish country dancers for many years, and members of the North Carolina Branch of the RSCDS.

The Yates have travelled all over the world following Mike's passion for solar eclipses.

Eilean comes from the Scottish Borders and Mike from the north of England.

An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer.

Eclipse Image
Partial Eclipse Of The Sun - Montericco, Albinea, Reggio Emilia, Italy


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