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Hedwig's Reel

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HEDWIG'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Stella Phillips 2nd Book Graded SCDs

1- 8 1s dance Figs of 8 on own sides (RSh to 2s)
9-16 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn LH into 2nd place facing down
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain
25-32 2s+1s+3s advance and retire, 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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

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Hedwig is the name of Harry Potter's owl, given to him in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as an eleventh birthday present by Rubeus Hagrid.


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