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The City Of Birmingham

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THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM (S4x32) 4C set Gillian Jennings Birmingham Platinum Book 2017
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance a variation of Espagnole:
   1-2 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
   3-4 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
   5-8 2s/3s turn RH while 1s and 4s dance LH across to finish back to back in centre facing corners in St Andrews cross formation (1M facing 2M, 1L facing 2L, 4M facing 3M, 4L facing 3L)
9-16 1s and 4s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to face diagonally opposite corner
17-24 All couples dance reels of 4 on the sides, start by passing corner RSh, end all on sidelines. 2413
25-32 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s while 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s. 4s and 1s cross RH. All 4 couples set

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

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The title of this dance, The City Of Birmingham, arose out of a mistake made by a Master Of Ceremonies when he conflated the 2 dance titles which were both on a same dance program, City Of Belfast and The Library Of Birmingham.

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

Birmingham City is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population of well over 1 million people.

City Of Birmingham
The Bullring, Birmingham City, England

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