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The Highland Rose

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THE HIGHLAND ROSE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection, Set 5

1- 8 1s set, cross (no hands) to 2nd place opposite sides (2s step up 3-4), 1s ¾ turn 1st corners 2H into lines across (1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up) and all set
9-10 All turn person opposite 2H to end with 2s and 3s facing across, 1L facing up and 1M facing down, ready for...
11-16 1s dance reels of 3 across passing 4th corners RSh to end 1s in 2nd place on opposite sides. 2(1)3
17-24 1s set, dance RSh round each other to ¾ turn 2nd corners 2H. 1s end between their corners and all set
25-26 All turn partners 2H to end with 2s facing down, 3s facing up and 1s facing out, ready for...
27-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides passing 1st corners RSh and cross diagonally (1M from 1st place Ladies' side, 1L from 3rd place Man's side) to 2nd place own sides

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

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John Drewry devised the dance with Robert Rose in mind; it was intended as an exercise in 6-bar reels.

Recommended music is Rose Amang The Heather, a traditional tune, recorded by David South and His Scottish Dance Band.

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