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The Corian Strathspey

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THE CORIAN STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Maurice Whitby RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1M+2L turn RH 1½ times while partners dance round anticlockwise ½ way, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s. (2)13
9-16 1L+3M turn LH 1½ times while partners dance round clockwise ½ way, 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s. (2)3(1)
17-24 2s+3s+1s set and 3s petronella turn to 3L between 2s facing down and 3M between 1s facing up, all Set&Link for 3 once. 231
25-32 3s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 1s), 3s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couples. 231

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


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A Montreal dancer named Maurice Whitby, devised this dance, The Corian Strathspey, in 1995 to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of Miss Corie Duque, a young Scottish Country dancer, and her swain, Mr. Brian Prentice. CORie and BrIAN, get it?

I'll bet that all this probably happened under the aegis of RSCDS Montreal. After all, in that locale, Maurice Whitby was well known as a dancer and dance deviser (And, apparently, for his wicked sense of humour).

Miss Corie Duque, And Mr Brian Prentice, Corian, Image
Miss Corie Duque, And Mr Brian Prentice


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