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Festival Fling

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FESTIVAL FLING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lily Davison RSCDS Book 44

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast 2 places and dance up to face 1st corners
9-12 1s set to 1st corner and change places RH with 1st corner persons who pass LSh to face 2nd corners (3L facing 2L and 2M facing 3M)
13-16 Original 1st corner persons set to 2nd corners and change places RH; 2nd corners pass LSh to face 1st corner positions (2L facing 1L and 3M facing 1M)
17-20 Original 2nd corner persons set to 1st corners (1s), change places RH and 1s end BtoB facing opposite sides as for double triangles
21-24 All set as in double triangles, corner persons chase 1 place clockwise while 1s pas-de-basque round each other to face down (Man with partner on left)
25-32 1s nearer hands joined dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place

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

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This reel was titled Festival Fling to reflect the fun and frolics to be found at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Festival Fling
Festival Fling - Edinburgh Festival

Image copyright Debs from England (Edinburgh Festival 2008) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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