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Gothenburg's Welcome

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GOTHENBURG'S WELCOME (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bobby Munro RSCDS Book 37

1- 4 1s cast 1 place and set advancing to 1st corner
5-16 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
 Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s in the middle facing 3rd corner positions
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal Reel of 4 with 3rd corner, pass RSh and dance ½ diagonal Reel with 4th corners
25-32 1s dance RH hands across (L with 2s and M with 3s) and 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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

Gothenburg's Welcome
Bobby Munro RSCDS Book 37
Jig 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1s cast to 2nd place;

  3-4   1s set advancing to face first corner;

  5-10 courage reels, 1s finishing facing second corner position;

11-16 courage reels, 1s finishing facing partner's first corner position;

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners, 1s passing by the right to finish facing partner's second corner position;

21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing, 1L above 1M, on the centre line, facing opposite side;

25-28 2s1L 1M3s right hands across, finishing 2s1s3s;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

17-     Each corner is in partner's corner position and so, in the succeeding half diagonal reels of 4, 1s face own corner to start.

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