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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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Dancing For Pleasure - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
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"Il Ballo" In English "The Dance";
Caption "A cheerful dance awakens love and feeds hope with lively joy." 1790

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