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The First Rain Of Spring

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THE FIRST RAIN OF SPRING (J3x32) 3C Wouter Joubert RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s dance down, cast up round 3s, meet, dance up to 1st place facing out. 1s+2s ½ turn (Men LH, Ladies RH)
9-16 2s+1s dance double Figs 8 (1s cross up, 2s cast to start)
17-20 1s+3s ¾ turn RH into line up/down in middle facing partner and set
21-28 1s+3s dance ½ Celtic Reel:-
' 21-22 1s+3s pass partner RSh
' 23-24 1M+3L dance clockwise while 1L+3M dance ¾ round each other LSh to face partners in line across
' 25-26 1s+3s pass partner RSh
' 27-28 1L+3M dance clockwise while 1M+3L dance ¾ round each other LSh to face partners in line up/down set
29-32 3s+1s ¾ turn partners RH to side lines and 2s+3s+1s set

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

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