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Dancing Spirit

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DANCING SPIRIT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Amy Luxton RSCDS Book 50

1- 8 1s turn RH (4 bars) moving down to face 3rd corners (2s step up 1-2); 1s+3rd corners (2M+1s+3L) dance ½ reel of 4. 1s pass LSh to face 4th corners
9-12 1s+4th corners (2L+1s+3M) dance ½ reel of 4.
13-16 1s dance RSh round 4th corner (position) and join RH, 1s joining LH with 3rd corner position (1L+2M, 1M+3L) in Balance-in-Line position
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance 'The Spoke'. Bars 23-24 1s retain RH, turn to 2nd place opposite sides (skip change) while 3s+2s set. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ round then turn partners RH once round

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

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This dance was devised by Amy Luxton, an established member of the Royal Oak Scottish Country Dance Club, Auckland, New Zealand in 2016.

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