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Cream Tea

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CREAM TEA (S3x32) 3C set Ian Dall Third Sheaf Collection

1- 4 1s turn 1¼ with 2H, moving down then pass RSh to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
5- 16 2s+1s+3s Dance to Corners and Set:-
' 5-6 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set)
' 7-8 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 3rd corners (pstn) as 1s set
' 9-10 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corners (pstn) as original 1st corners set
' 11-16 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in centre with 3s and 2s in 1st and 3rd places opposite sides. 1s turn ½ with RH on bar 16
17-20 1M+3s (at top) and 1L+2s dance LH across. 1s end RSh to RSh in middle facing opposite sides
21-24 1M followed by 3L+3M dance down Ladies' side, across at 3rd place and up to 2nd place own side while 1L+2M+2L dance similarly up Men's side, across and down to 2nd place. (2)1(3)
25-28 2s+1s+3s circle 6H ½ round to left
29-32 3s+2s turn 2H while 1s turn 2H 1½ times. 312

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


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