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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 corners stand (2 bars) then change places LH
29-32 ½ RSh reels of 3 on own sides

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


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