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Flora's Cross

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FLORA'S CROSS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Holger Schuckelt Riverside Dances 2014

1- 4 1s+3s Petronella turn and set to partners
5-8 1s+3s dance ¼ reel of 4 (i.e. pass RSh) while 2s set, 1L+2s+3M dance ¼ reel of 4 across while 1M+3L set
9-16 Repeat ¼ reel of 4 figure (bars 5-8) twice more from new places (End 3M+3L+1M+1L in line in centre, 2s in 2nd place opposite sides)
17-20 1s+3s turn partners ¾ RH to own sides and 3s+2s+1s set
21-24 3s+2s dance ½ RH across, 3s+1s dance ½ LH across. 2(1)3
25-32 1s turn 2H 1½ times; dance down and cast up round 3s into 2nd place own side
Note: Bars 31-32 of 2nd time through, 4s step up into 3rd place while 1s loop into 4th place instead of casting up.

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

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