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DANCER'S WEB (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place, 2s+1s dance RH across and end in middle facing down
9-16 1s followed by 2s lead down and cross below 3s, cast round 3s and lead up and cross 1s cast to face 1st corners and 2s to 1st place own sides
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with corners, 1s turn RH as all corners chase ½ way clockwise
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners (pstn), all turn RH

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

The Dancer's Web (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt

1-4 First couple set and cast to second place, second couple step up on bars 3 and 4
5-8 Second and first couples dance right hand across finishing in the centre of the set facing down, right hands joined, second couple behind first couple
9-16 First Couple followed by second couple lead down right hands joined, between the third couple, cross over and cast up behind the third couple, meet in the centre, join right hands, dance up to the top. First couple cross and cast to second place, second couple cross and cast to first place (dancing a loop)
17-20 First couple dance half a reel of four with first corners
21-24 First couple turn right hand (or spin) while second and third couples dance half way round the set in a clockwise direction
25-28 First couple dance half a reel of four with second corner positions
29-32 Second, first and third couples turn right hands (or spin)
Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2001)

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This reel, Dancer's Web, has been written to recognise the increasing role of the internet (the web) in the proliferation of Scottish Country Dancing.
The suggested music is Track 5 (reel) on Marian Anderson's CD 'Bordering on Scottish'.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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