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Interesting Times

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INTERESTING TIMES (M-(2xS32+2xR32) Sq.Set Holly Boyd, 2020

Strathspey
1- 8 All pass partner RSh to dance interlocking reels of 4
9-16 1s and 3s change places passing opposite dancer RSh, cast away from partner and dance behind sides back to place (pass other dancer RSh behind sides) while 2s and 4s set, advance (2), set, Ret (2)
17-24 2s and 4s repeat 9-16
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places passing opposite dancer RSh and chase clockwise 1 place; 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places passing opposite dancer RSh, face in and set. 4123
33-64 Repeat 1-32 from new places. 3412

Reel
1-64 Repeat in Reel time

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


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This dance, Interesting Times, was written by Holly Boyd to celebrate a recent trip to Sorrento plus as a nod to our present situation (Covid-19).

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