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Curlicue

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CURLICUE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Susan Greenbank Second Canberra Book

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 2 places, meet taking prom hold and dance up to face 2L (2s step up 5-6)
9-12 1s dance path of ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 2L) and end facing 2M while 2L+3M ½ turn RH, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite corners
13-16 1s dance path of ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 2M) and end in centre, drop hands and facing partner's side while 2M+3L ½ turn RH, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite corners. (3)(1)(2)
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M down RSh to 2M, 1L up, RSh to 3L). End in lines of 3 across, 1M between 3s at top, 1L between 2s at bottom)
25-28 1s ½ turn RH, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite ends facing out while 3s+2s dance ½ R&L
29-32 1s cast to right into 2nd place own side, all set. 213

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


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Curlicue Scottish Dance was devised by Susan Greenbank, Ballarat, Australia, and published in the 2nd Canberra Book of Scottish Country Dances.

A curlicue, or curlycue, in the visual arts, is a fancy twist, or curl, composed usually from a series of concentric circles. It is a recurring motif in architecture (as decoration to the lintel/architrave above a door), in calligraphy and in general scrollwork.

Curlicue
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