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Deb's Christmas Cracker

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DEB'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER (J4x32) 4C set Kevin Lees Dunedin Dances Book 6

1- 4 1s and 4s set, cross down/up (no hands) to 2nd/3rd place and face out (2s and 3s step down/up bars 3-4)
5- 8 1s cast up and 4s cast down through ends, meet partner and dance towards centre nearer hands joined
9-12 1s+4s dance RH across to face corners while 2s+3s chase anticlockwise ½ round
13-16 1s and 4s turn corner LH, pass LSh to end BtoB in centre facing diagonal opposite corner
17-24 2s+3s dance diagonal reel of 4 (LH across in centre) while
1s+4s dance ½ diagonal reel round corner, pass LSh, dance RSh round next anticlockwise corner. End 4L between 3s at top, 1M between 2s at bottom, 1L and 4M on own side in middle
25-32 1s+4s set advancing and dance ½ RH across to opposite sides facing partner, (3)(1)(4)(2); All set and cross RH to own side. 3142

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

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