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The Cross-City Line

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THE CROSS-CITY LINE (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Richard Francis Birmingham Platinum Book

1- 8 1s dance down between 3s (2s step up bars 3-4), cast up, cross LH and cast Left (1M up, 1L down) to end 1L facing 3L, 1M facing 2M
9-12 2s+1M, 3s+1L dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across
13-16 1s cross to opposite sides to dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides (all on opposite sides)
17-20 3s+1L, 2s+1M dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across
21-24 1s cross to opposite sides to dance ½ LSh reels of 3 on sides (2s and 3s on own sides), finishing 1s left hands joined facing 1st corners
25-28 1s+1st corners set, 1s turn inwards to join RH facing 3rd corners, 1s+3rd corners set with corners advancing
29-32 1s+1st corners dance RH across, 1s finishing right hands joined facing 2nd corners
33-36 1s+2nd corners set, 1s turn inwards to join LH facing 4th corners, 1s+4th corners set with corners advancing
37-40 1s+4th corners dance LH across, 1s finishing in 2nd place own sides

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


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The Cross-City Line is a suburban railway line in the West Midlands region of England.

It runs for 32 miles (51 km) from Redditch, Worcestershire, its southern terminus, to Lichfield, Staffordshire, its northern terminus, via Birmingham New Street, connecting the suburbs of Birmingham in between.

Cross-City Line Image
Cross-City Line, New Street Station, Birmingham, UK


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