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The Ice Cap

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THE ICE CAP (S4x96) Sq.Set Roy Goldring Scotia Suite

1- 8 1s+3s cross RH while 2s and 4s ½ turn partners RH and all chase 1 place clockwise, 2s+4s cross RH as 1s and 3s ½ turn partner RH and all chase back to place
9-16 Ladies dance RH across ½ way, dance out through opposite Lady's place to dance clockwise 1 place and repeat (Ladies now in opposite places)
17-24 Repeat bars 1-8 but using LH and chase anticlockwise 1 place
25-32 Men dance LH across ½ way, dance out through opposite Man's place to dance anticlockwise 1 place and repeat to meet partner. 3412
33-40 1s and 3s ½ turn partner RH into reel of 4 ending with Men BtoB facing partner.
41-48 1s+3s set advancing, taking prom hold dance all round each other by LSh to end 1s in 3rd place, 3s in 1st place
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48. 1234
65-72 1s+3s RH across, turning right about couples dance RSh round each other and out between 2s/4s (Men leading) and cast to original places
73-80 2s+4s repeat bars 65-72
81-88 All dance Grand Chain but no hands
89-96 All turn partners 1¼ times RH, set and turn RH to Ladies in centre for bow/curtsey

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

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An ice cap is an ice mass that covers less than 50 000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). Masses of ice covering more than 50 000 km² are termed an ice sheet.

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