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Keep Calm And Carry On

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KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Jens Heckmann Freiburg Corona Collection

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place (2s step up 3-4), 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s. 2(1)3
9-16 1s Set&Cast 1 place (3s step up 11-12), 1s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s cross up, 3s cast to start). 2(3)1
17-24 3s+1s set, petronella in tandem, set and petronella in tandem again. 2(1)3
25-32 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides, RSh to 1st corners; bar 28 1s pass RSh to 2nd place own side to dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (RSh to 3rd corner to start)

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


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Dance Information

The title of this dance, Keep Calm and Carry On, was the slogan on a motivational poster produced by the British government, designed by the Ministry of Information in 1939, in preparation for World War II.

Devised by Jens Heckmann and published in The Freiburg Corona Collection, no giving of hands is involved throughout the dance.

Keep Calm And Carry On, Original 1939 Poster
Original 1939 Poster


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