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Dancing For Pleasure

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DANCING FOR PLEASURE (S3x40) 3C set Patricia Blair TAC 50th Anniversary Book

1- 8 While 3s cross RH, set on the sidelines, cross back RH and set, 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon:
 1- 4 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s Men's side, 1s set to 2s
 5- 8 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16 1M dances Fig of 8 round 2s while 1L dances Fig of 8 round 3s
17-24 1s advance to 1st corners as 1s+1st corners set and turn 2H to end in lines of 3 across (1L between 2s, 1M between 3s), 1s+2nd corners repeat to 2(1)3
25-36 2s+1s+3s dance R&L for 3 couples
37-40 1s cross down between 3s to own sides and cast up to 3rd place as 3s dance up 1 place on sides in last 2 bars

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

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This strathspey, Dancing For Pleasure, was devised by Patricia Blair of Chemainus, British Columbia and dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of TAC (Teachers' Association Canada).

The Dance
"Il Ballo" In English "The Dance";
Caption "A cheerful dance awakens love and feeds hope with lively joy." 1790

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