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The Devil's Elbow

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THE DEVIL'S ELBOW (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Trevor Stephenson SCD Archives

1- 8 1s set and turn RH, cast 1 place and ¾ turn LH
9-16 1s dance the Snake:
 1s dance RH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), 1M followed by 2s and 1L by 3s cross diagonally passing LSh to change ends and loop round to left ready for...
17-24 1s dance the Snake again:
 1s dance LH across (1L with 3s and 1M with 2s), 1L followed by 3s and 1M by 2s cross diagonally passing RSh to change ends and loop round to right into places (1s on opposite sides)
25-32 2s+1s+3s set and 1s Petronella turn into lines across, set in lines across and 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides

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

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