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Crossing The Line

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CROSSING THE LINE (R6x32) 3C set 32 bar Reel but danced twice John Drewry Bankhead Book 6

Northern Hemisphere:
1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s (on opposite sides) in prom hold dance a reel of 3 across with 2s giving RSh to 2nd Man
17-24 1s (on opposite sides) dance down to bottom crossing and cast up to 2nd place, 1s turn RH (1s end facing out on own side)
25-32 1s cast right as 2s and 3s petronella turn into centre and 1s dance through 2s/3s as they set, 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s and 3s petronella turn to opposite sides and all set. end 213 all on opposite sides

Southern Hemisphere:
Repeat having crossed the Line into the Southern Hemisphere. New 1st couple are at the other end of the set reversing after each 32 bars

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

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