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The Homecoming Dance

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THE HOMECOMING DANCE (R4x32) 4C set Anne Thorn RSCDS 5 Dances 2009

1- 8 1s set and cast to meet below 4s and dance up between 4s+3s
9-16 1M dances LH across with 2M+3M as 1L dances RH across with 2L+3L, 1s dance up between 2s and cast to meet in middle and dance down between 3s
17-24 1M dances RH across with 3M+4M as 1L dances LH across with 3L+4L and 1s end 2nd place, 1s set and cast to 4th place
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2341

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

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Homecoming Scotland 2009 was a series of events designed to attract people of Scottish ancestry to visit Scotland.

The campaign, organised by EventScotland and VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, claimed that "for every single Scot in their native land, there are thought to be at least five more overseas who can claim Scottish ancestry."

2009 was the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, the national poet. In addition to Burns-related events, the other four themes of the Homecoming were Scotland's culture and heritage, great Scottish minds and innovations, and golf and whisky.

David Hume Tomb
Tomb Of David Hume On Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland
(David Hume Was A Major Figure Of The Scottish Enlightenment)

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