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Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 2: Let's dance
3x32 bar jig
3-couple dance in a 3-couple longways set

  1-8   1st MIRROR FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dance a figure of 8 on their own side, starting by dancing in between 2nd couple and joining nearer hands wherever possible;

  9-16 MIRROR REELS OF 3: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance a reel of 3 on their own side starting with 1st couple dancing in and down, 2nd couple out and up, and 3rd couple in and up: all join nearer hands wherever possible (end with 1st and 3rd couples in the middle right hands joined to make an arch, and 2nd couple facing out);

17-20 2ND'S CAST AND THRO' ARCH: 2nd couple cast (2nd man up around 1st man, 2nd woman down around 3rd woman), dance through the arch and pass each other by the right shoulder;

21-24 3-HAND WHEELS: dance right hands across, 2nd woman with 1st couple and 2nd man with 3rd couple, all end in original places;

25-34 1ST SET AND CAST TWICE: 1st couple set to each other, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up), set to each other and cast off another place (3rd couple stepping up).

Repeat twice.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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