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Donna's Dancing Shoes

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DONNA'S DANCING SHOES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Francis Walduck, April 2014

1- 4 1s set, cast off one place. (2s step up 3-4)
5- 8 1s pass LSh, dance RSh round 1st corner to end in lines of three across, 1M between 3s facing up, 1L between 2s facing down
9-12 All set, pass person opposite RSh and ¼ turn to right to form 2 lines of 3 across (in 2nd place) 1L+2s facing Men's side, 1M+3s facing Ladies' side
13-16 2M+1L+2L also 3L+1M+3M chase to right up/down sides and across into lines of 3 across in 1st/3rd place
17-20 ½ Diagonal R&L (1M+2M and 1L+3L cross diagonally to right)
21-24 ½ Diagonal R&L (1M+3M and 1L+2L cross diagonally to left)
25-28 1s cross RH up/down, cast right round 2nd corner to 2nd place opposite sides while 2s+3s Set&Cross RH up/down
29-32 1s turn 1½ RH to 2nd place own side. 213

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


Donna's Dancing Shoes (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Francis Walduck, April 2014

1-4 1st couple set and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st couple pass left shoulder to dance right shoulder round their first corners to finish in lines of three across. Finishing, 1st man between the 3rd couple and 1st lady between 2nd couple, all face each other up and down the set.
9-12 All three couples set to each other up and down, dance a quarter right shoulder pass with the person opposite finishing in lines of three in second place, 3rd couple and 1st man facing ladies side, 2nd couple and 1st lady facing men's side.
13-16 2nd man followed by 1st lady and 2nd lady and 3rd lady followed by 1st man and 3rd man chase to their right, up or down the sides and across the set into lines of three in top and third places. 2nd and 3rd couples have changed sides.
17-20 1st couple dance half diagonal rights and lefts up and down the set. Begin with 1st and 2nd men; 1st and 3rd ladies.
20-24 1st couple dance half diagonal rights and lefts up and down the set. Begin with 1st man and 3rd man; 1st lady and 2nd lady.
25-28 1st couple cross right hand up and down the set, cast right around their second corner positions to second place on opposite sides. At the same time 2nd and 3rd couples set to each other up and down the set and change places giving right hands.
29-32 1st couple turn right hands one and a half times to finish in second place on own sides.

Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Francis Walduck, 2014)


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Dance Information

This dance was devised by Francis Walduck (RSCDS Queensland Branch, Brisbane) for Donna Rynne on the occasion of her marriage to John Boyle in February, 2014.

Suggested music: The Party Dance Reel, track 15, The Vallin Suite Two - David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band.

Donna Rynne marriage to John Boyle
Donna Rynne On The Occasion Of Her Marriage To John Boyle, 2014


Dance information by John Brenchley, 2020.
Image copyright Donna Rynne and John Boyle, All Rights Reserved, 2014.

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