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Half A Century

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HALF A CENTURY (32 bar reel for 4 couples) Anne-Miek Klokgieters

1-4 1st couple, giving right hands, cross over and cast off to second place, 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st couple dance a half figure of eight round 2nd couple.
9-16 1st couple dance reels of three on the opposite side with 3rd and 4th couple.
17-20 1st couple lead up to the top, cross over and cast off to second place.
21-24 2nd and 1st couples dance right hands across once round.
25-32 1st, 3rd and 4th couples poussette.

Repeat, with a new top couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Hague, 2006)

Dance Information

This reel, Half A Century, was devised for Francien van Heuvel on the occasion of her 50th anniversary, October 25, 2006.

(Dance information by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters)

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