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Humours Of California

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HUMOURS OF CALIFORNIA (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Wilkinson Belfast Platinum Anniversary

1- 8 1s set, cast 2 places, dance up between 3s, divide and dance out and up behind 2s to original place
9-16 "Reel/Jig Poussette like figure":
9-10 1s+2s turn ¾ 2H to line up/down middle (Ladies face down, Men up)
11 1s set out to Men's side, pull back RSh on hop to ¼ turn, 2s set out to Ladies' side and ¼ turn
12 1s set moving down and pull back RSh on hop to ¼ turn, 2s set moving up and ¼ turn
13-14 1s+2s set moving towards centre and turn ¾ 2H, finishing in middle retaining hands
15-16 1s+2s retire to sides
17-20 1s cross RH, cast round 1st corners to end 1M facing 3M at bottom, 1L facing 2L at top while 1st corners stand (2 bars) then change places RH
21-24 ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1M with couple in 3rd place, 1L with couple in top place)
25-28 1s cross up/down LH, cast round 3rd corner position to finish 1M facing down, 1L facing up on own sides while 3rd corner (pstn) dancers stand (2 bars) then change places LH
29-32 ½ RSh reels of 3 on own sides (1M down, 1L up). 213

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


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