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Hazel's Salute To The Seventies

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HAZEL'S SALUTE TO THE SEVENTIES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Helen McGinley

1- 8 1s set, cross RH. 1s+2s circle 4H round to Left
9-16 1s set, cast (2s step up 11-12); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 3s
17-24 1s lead down and back to 2nd place in centre, 2s and 3s stepping in, 2s in front of 1s and 3s behind 1s, on bar 24
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance promenade

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The music for this dance, Hazel's Salute To The Seventies, was composed by John Barnes and the dance devised by Helen Beaney in celebration of the 70th birthday of Hazel Convery of the Dublin Scottish Country Dance Club.
In the 21st century, historians have increasingly portrayed the 1970s (The Seventies) as a "pivot of change" in world history, focusing especially on the economic upheavals that followed the end of the postwar economic boom.

In the Western world, social progressive values that began in the 1960s, such as increasing political awareness and economic liberty of women, continued to grow.

The presence and rise of a significant number of women as heads of state and heads of government in a number of countries across the world, many being the first women to hold such positions, such as Soong Ching-ling continuing as the first Chairwoman of the People's Republic of China until 1972, Isabel Martínez de Perón as the first woman President in Argentina in 1974 until being deposed in 1976, Elisabeth Domitien becomes the first woman Prime Minister of Lesotho, Indira Gandhi continuing as Prime Minister of India until 1977, Lidia Gueiler Tejada becoming the interim President of Bolivia beginning from 1979 to 1980, Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo becoming the first woman Prime Minister of Portugal in 1979, and Margaret Thatcher becoming the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1979.

Other common global ethos of the 1970s world included increasingly flexible and varied gender roles for women in industrialized societies. More women could enter the work force. However, the gender role of men remained as that of a breadwinner. The period also saw the socioeconomic effect of an ever-increasing number of women entering the non-agrarian economic workforce.

The 1970s were the start of: fibre-optics, microwave ovens, VCRs, the first voicemail system, e-commerce, DiscoVision, optical disc storage, positron emission tomography, cell phones, car phones, Apple Computer Company, personal computers, pocket calculators, home video game consoles, the Sony Walkman, video games, floppy disks, and emails.

The Seventies brought about huge musical changes with many different genres emerging and becoming massively popular, like heavy metal rock, progressive rock, corporate rock, psychedelic rock, punk rock, funk, disco, reggae and hip hop.

Many of the 1970s fashion styles were influenced by the hippie movement.

The Seventies

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