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The Golden Boy

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THE GOLDEN BOY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s ½ turn RH, set (retaining hands), turn RH 1½ times to original places
9-12 1M followed by 2M dance up into centre facing down while 2L followed by 1L dance down into centre to face up and 1s+2s set to partners
13-16 1s+2s change places with partners RH and chase clockwise to own sides 2 1
17-24 1s turn RH 1¼ times to dance LH across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s) 1s ending 2nd place own side
25-32 1s turn LH 1¼ times to dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) 1s ending 2nd place

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

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The Golden Boy was written by Drewry on a dance workshop visit to Winnipeg, Canada in 1992.

The Golden Boy, a major emblem of the province, is a 5.25m statue gilded in 24 carat gold. Created in 1918 it sits on top of the Manitoba Legislative Building. Its official name is Eternal Youth.

The Golden Boy
The Golden Boy Statue

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