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The Dufftown Twirl

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DUFFTOWN TWIRL (R96) Sq.Set Jessie Stuart

1- 8 1s+3s dance R&L
9-16 2s+4s dance R&L
17-24 1s+3s ½ turn RH, pull back RSh and chase ¼ round clockwise and dance in to face 4s/2s (Men between side couples, Ladies round 4M/2M)
25-32 1s+4s also 3s+2s dance RH across, drop hands, Men followed by partners chase clockwise round to original places
33-64 Repeat 1-32 with 2s+4s starting
65-72 Ladies dance Fig of 8, in front of partner, behind next Man, behind partner to places
73-80 Men repeat, dancing in front of partner, behind next Lady, behind partner to places
81-88 All Grand Chain ½ way (1 bar per hand) and all turn partners (birl) 4 bars
89-96 Repeat 81-88 back to original places

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

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