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The Illabo Rant

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THE ILLABO RANT (R2x64) Sq.Set Sheila Gradon Beyond the Black Stump

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s join 2H with partner and slip step past each other (Men pass BtoB); slip step back (Ladies BtoB)
17-24 2s+4s repeat 9-16
25-32 All Ladies dance RH across and LH across back to place facing corner
33-40 Ladies turn corner RH, turn partner LH
41-48 All Men dance RH across and LH across back to place facing partner
49-64 Change places RH with partner (2 bars) and set (or clap); change places with next person LH and set (clap); repeat twice more to end in opposite place from start place. 3412

Repeat from new place

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


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