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The Double Sixsome

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THE DOUBLE SIXSOME (R6x64) 6C set Mary Shoolbraid Brandon Dances With a Difference 1
4, 5s and 6s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All Ladies advance and retire, all Men dance round partners RSh and end in centre with partners
9-16 1s+2s+3s slip step down and back while 4s+5s+6s slip step up and back (Men pass BtoB)
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance modified Allemande and end with 2s dancing to top (231) as 4s+5s+6s dance reverse Allemande down (5s to end) 231645
25-32 1s+6s (centre couples) dance RH across and LH back
33-40 2s+3s also 4s+5s dance R&L
41-48 1s cross up and dance out between 2s and 3s, up round 2s and dance down to meet 6s who dance similarly round 5s, 1s+6s ½ turn opposite dancer 2H
49-56 Repeat bars 41-48 at opposite ends and end by turning opposite dancer 2H to places
57-64 All set twice and turn RH. 231645

Repeat with new end couples

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

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