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The Garden Party (Ligtmans)

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THE GARDEN PARTY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Frans Ligtmans Two By Two

1- 8 1s set, cast behind 2s, down between 3s and cast up to face 1st corners
9-12 1s turn corner RH while 2nd corners set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corner (pstn) again while corners chase clockwise 1 place
13-16 Repeat 9-12. 1s end BtoB in centre 1L facing up, 1M facing down
17-24 1L+3s (at top) and 1M+2s (at bottom) circle 3H round to left opening out to circle 6H ½ round to left, 2s+1s+3s set
25-32 1M+2s (at top) and 1L+3s (at bottom) dance reels of 3 across (1s LSh to 3rd corner), 1s cross RH. End. 213

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

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Also see the dance The Garden Party (Richardson) by Ian and Phyliss Richardson.

Garden Party
Garden Party
"Gartenfest" Ferdinand Brütt (1849-1936), Oil On Canvas, c. 1900

Image copyright Ferdinand Brütt (1849-1936) (Dorotheum) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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