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The Dancing Bells

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THE DANCING BELLS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann Campbell Who's Who In Toronto

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, cross RH and cast to right to end 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s
9-16 2s+1s+3s advance and retire (up/down), 1s change places RH and cast to right while 2M+3M and 2L+3L turn RH
17-24 2s+1s+3s advance and retire (across), 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s)
25-32 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) and LH across with other couple

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

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This jig was devised in October, 2004, to mark significant birthdays of Carole and Ron Bell. Ron was Chair of RSCDS Toronto from 1999 to 2001; Carole was for 10 years managing editor of "Set & Link", the RSCDS Toronto newsletter.

(Dance information by the deviser, Ann Campbell)

Carole and Ron Bell
Carole And Ron Bell Of Toronto RSCDS

Dancing Bells
Canowindra Public School - Blue Bell Dance, 1915

Upper image copyright Carole And Ron Bell, Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2018.
Lower image copyright State Records NSW [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons.

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