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Fair Helen

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FAIR HELEN (S4x32) Sq.Set Isabel Monteiro

1- 8 1s+3s dance RH across while 2s+4s chase anticlockwise ½ round to opposite side; 1s+3s chase clockwise ½ round while 4s+2s dance LH across
9-12 1M+3M chase anticlockwise ½ round set while 1L+3L set advancing, ½ turn 2H, pull back RSh to face partner up/down set
13-16 1s+3s set to partner and turn 1¼ RH to reform square set
17-24 2s+4s repeat bars 9-16. All Ladies face out
25-32 All dance 4 bars Schiehallion Reel (1 place round anticlockwise); set to partner (Ladies touch hands in centre) and turn 2H. 2341

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

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