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DRAGONFLY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bob McMurtry Dragonfly Collection

1- 8 2s followed by 1s dance down for 3 bars, dance back up (3 bars), then 1s cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s set and dance La Baratte:
 9-10 1M ½ turns opposite 1L RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
 11-12 1s ½ turn RH and retain hand but at arm's length from each other
 13-14 1M retraces steps with 1L turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
 15-16 1s turn ¾ LH (1M faces 2M, 1L faces 3L)
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (1M LSh to 2M, 1L LSh to 3L) ending with RH turn to face same couples
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (1M RSh to 2L, 1L RSh to 3M) ending in 2nd places

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

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Dance Information

A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek anisos, "unequal" and pteron, "wing", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing).

Adult dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, (an adult dragonfly's compound eyes have nearly 24,000 ommatidia each), two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies can be mistaken for the related group, damselflies (Zygoptera), which are similar in structure, though usually lighter in build; however, the wings of most dragonflies are held flat and away from the body, while damselflies hold the wings folded at rest, along or above the abdomen. Dragonflies are agile fliers, while damselflies have a weaker, fluttery flight. Many dragonflies have brilliant iridescent or metallic colours produced by structural coloration, making them conspicuous in flight.

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