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Dancing Forth

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DANCING FORTH (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bob Grant 5 Anniversary Dances Edinburgh

1- 8 1s set, ½ turn RH moving down to 2nd place (2s move up), 1s twirl right to face 1st corner, set to and turn 1st corner 2H (skip change)
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) giving LSh to 4th corner 1s end facing each other up/down
17-24 1s set, ½ turn RH, twirl right to face 2nd corner, set to and turn 2nd corners 2H (skip change)
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (Lady with 3s and Man with 2s), 1s cross RH to own side in 2nd place

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

Dance Notes

The deviser, Bob Grant, specified in the instructions that skip change of step should be used when turning your corner in this dance, as this is traditionally how 'set and turn corners' is danced in Edinburgh.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Dancing Forth - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This reel, Dancing Forth, was devised in 1999 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in 1924.

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