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Janet's Cup Of Tea

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JANET'S CUP OF TEA (Sx32) 4C set John Wilkinson Bannockburn 700
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 4 2s+3s dance ½ Tourbillion (turn partners 2H ½ way round and dance clockwise 1 place and set)
5- 8 2s+3s turn 2H 1¼ to finish 2s on Ladies' side facing up, 3s on Man's side facing down in promenade hold (Lady on Man's right)
9-16 2s+1L+4M dance reels of 3 on side (2s+1L pass RSh) also 3s+1M+4L dance reels of 3 on sides (3s+4M pass RSh)
17-24 2s+3s dance ¼ RH across, 2s dance down, cast up round 4s while 3s dance up, cast round 1s. 2s+3s cross LH
25-32 1s+3s also 2s+4s dance the Bourrel:
 1M+3L (4M+2L) set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up, Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ¾ way
 set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places

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

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This strathspey, Janet's Cup Of Tea, was devised for Janet Johnston the renowned RSCDS teacher in Scotland.

Cup Of Tea, oil on canvas by Philippe Mercier
"A Girl With A Tea-Cup" Philippe Mercier (1689-1760), Oil On Canvas, National Galleries Of Scotland

Image copyright Philippe Mercier, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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