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Itchen Abbas

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ITCHEN ABBAS (J3x32) 3C set Bardill/Prince

1- 4 1s dance down between 2s and cast back to places
5- 8 2s cross down between 3s and cast up to 1st place opposite side as 1s dance down between 3s and cast to 2nd places own side as 3s stand and change place LH
9-16 2s and 3s petronella turn into middle and set, 1s petronella turn into middle (1L between 2s and 1M between 3s) and all set
17-24 2M+1L and 1M+3L (both couples dancing in tandem) dance an Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2L and 3M up/down middle and Tandem couples end on own sides as 2L+3M turn 1¼ LH to own sides. (Men 231: Ladies 123)
25-32 1L+2L ½ turn RH, 2L to top, 1L+3L ½ LH turn, 3L into 2nd place while Men stand [Strathspey] or Set/Coupe [jig], All turn partner 2H [Strathspey] or Clap and birl partner [Jig]. 231

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

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Itchen Abbas is a village on the River Itchen about 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Winchester in Hampshire, England.

Itchen Abbas
River Itchen Between Itchen Abbas And Avington Park

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