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The Hoy Tensome

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THE HOY TENSOME (R5x40) 5C Sq Set Jessie Stuart
Square set, 5s in centre facing 1s

1- 8 1s+5s+3s dance parallel RSh reels of 3 up/down set (1s+5s pass RSh to start)
9-16 5s dance up between 1s, divide and cast round 1s to meet in centre and turn 1¼ RH (or birl) to face 2s
17-24 2s+5s+4s dance parallel RSh reels across (2s+5s pass RSh to start)
25-32 5s dance out between 2s, divide and cast round 2s to meet in centre and turn 1¾ RH (or birl) to face 1s
33-40 5s+1s dance ½ RH across, 1s+4s repeat, 4s+3s repeat, 3s+2s repeat. 2s now in centre facing new 1s ready to repeat

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


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