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THE FRENCH CONNECTION (R4x32) 4C set Barry Skelton Beyond the Pale

1- 8 1s and 4s set and ½ turn RH; 1M followed by partner casts down to 3rd place (1M to 3L place, 1L to 2L place) while 4L followed by partner casts up to 2nd place (4L to 2M place, 4M to 3M place, 2s and 3s step up/down bars 7-8)
9-16 Interlocking Squares:-
' Couples in 1st and 3rd places (2s+1M+4M) dance round in a square clockwise while
' Couples in 2nd and 4th places (3s+1L+4L) dance round in a square clockwise
' End - Ladies's side: 2L 1L 1M 3L, Men's side: 2M 4L 4M 3M
17-20 1s and 4s (middle couples) dance ½ RH across and ½ turn RH
21-24 1s and 4s dance ½ LH across and ½ turn LH to face corner person
25-32 All set, then 1s and 4s pass corner person RSh and dance clockwise round to end in 3rd/2nd place. 2413

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


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