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Fort Beauséjour

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FORT BEAUSEJOUR (J8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Donside Book

1- 8 1s turn ½ RH dancing down middle and set, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s/3s (1M round 2s) 213
9-16 All ½ turn (2s+3s RH, 1s LH) and retaining hands set, 1s dance RH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s). (2)(1)(3)
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise into lines across and set, all chase on to places. (2)(1)(3)
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal R&L (M up) while 2M+3L set and change places RH, 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides (1M down and 2M up) 213
33-40 1s dance LSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Fort Beauséjour, (also known as Fort Cumberland), is a National Historic Site officially known as Fort Beauséjour - Fort Cumberland National Historic Site.

It is located approximately eight kilometres east of the town of Sackville on a ridge overlooking the Tantramar Marshes in Aulac, New Brunswick, Canada and is famous for the Battle of Fort Beauséjour, which was both the final act in the long fight between Britain and France for control of Acadia and the opening act of the final struggle between the two great empires for North America itself.

The fort was renamed Fort Cumberland by the British and was involved in the Battle of Fort Cumberland during the opening stages of the American Revolution.

Fort Beauséjour
Fort Beauséjour

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