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Holland Park

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HOLLAND PARK (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Alex Westwood Let's All Dance

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH across
17-24 1s lead down (2s step up 3-4) and lead back up to end 1L between 2s facing 2M, 1M between 3s facing 3L
25-32 LSh reels of 3 across (LSh to 1st corner). 1s end in 2nd place own side

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

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This jig, Holland Park, had its first outing in 1981 at a session of Scottish country dancing to entertain tourists in Holland Park. Reportedly those joining the fun of the dances were all ages and nationalities.

Holland Park is an area of Kensington, on the western edge of Central London, that contains a street and public park of the same name.

The district was rural until the 19th century, and most of the area now referred to by the name Holland Park was formerly the grounds of a Jacobean mansion called Holland House. In the later decades of the 19th century the owners of the house sold off the more outlying parts of its grounds for residential development, and the district which evolved took its name from the house.

Holland Park, West London, 2010

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