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Jump For Joy

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JUMP FOR JOY (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Anna Smith, 2018

1- 8 1s lead down (2s step up 3-4); 1L dances under 1M's arm to change sides and 1s lead back to 2nd place opposite sides. 2(1)3
9-16 ½ mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s out/up to start); 3s+2s ½ turn RH remaining in centre, 3s facing down, 2s facing up and all 3 couples set
17-22 1s Petronella turn and set; Petronella turn to 2nd place own side while
3L and 2M pull back RSh and chase clockwise ½ round to opposite end while
3M and 2L Petronella turn to 2nd place, set; Petronella turn to join nearer hands with partner (Lady on Man's left)
23-24 All 3 couples set
25-32 All repeat 17-24 from new places to end as bar 16 (All on opposite sides, 3s in centre 1st place, 1s in 2nd place on sides, 2s in 3rd place in centre)
33-36 1s dance out/up to top, cross and dance down to 2nd place own side while 2s Cross&Cast up to 1st place while 3s cross down (in front of 2s) and cast down to 3rd place
37-40 2s+1s+3s turn partner RH

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


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This dance, Jump For Joy was devised by Anna Smith for her teacher, Joy Bradshaw.

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