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The Elephant's Stampede

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ELEPHANT'S STAMPEDE (J4x48) Sq.Set Lorna MacDonald and Gillian Mackintosh Aurora 10th Anniversary Book

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s advance nearer hands joined and with free hand join with 2s and 4s, retire into longwise set across the dance; all dance ½ parallel RSh reels of 4 across
17-24 All dance ½ R&L at each end of set (across to start); end couples and middle couples turn RH 1½ times to form Sq.Set
25-32 All Ladies petronella turn to next Ladies' place to right and set, repeat to meet partner (all have progressed 1 place to right), Ladies face out
33-48 All dance full Schiehallion Reel. 2341

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

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This dance was danced in August 1995 to celebrate the wedding of Helen Bonar and Steve Beaney in Aberdeen. From John Fairbairn we understand that it was devised for her as a sort of wedding present and that the name reflects her interest (zoologically speaking) in elephants.

Wild Elephants

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