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Guisborough Lassies

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GUISBOROUGH LASSIES (S4x32) 4C set Frank Tranter Cleveland Collection

1- 8 1s set, lead down middle, Cross&Cast up behind 3s to 2nd place (2s step up bars 5-6), 2s+1s set
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain (Ladies cross RH)
17-24 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain (Ladies cross LH)
25-32 1s set, cross RH, change places LH with 3s on sides and change places RH with 4s on sides. 2341

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

Dance Information

This strathspey, Guisborough Lassies, is part of the Cleveland Collection.
Cleveland was an area in the north east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m).
Historically Guisborough was the largest town in Cleveland until the rise of Middlesbrough in the 19th century.

Guisborough Seen From The Cleveland Way

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Text from this original Cleveland, England article on Wikipedia.
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