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Knights' Heys

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KNIGHTS' HEYS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Terry Glasspool 7 Year Itch

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, cross RH and cast into their 1st corner (pstn) as 1st corners dance in and loop round to face 1st corner (pstns)
9-16 Original 1st corners dance reels of 3 on sides passing 1st corner (pstns) RSh
17-24 1L and 2L also 1M and 3M pass LSh to dance reels of 3 across (original 1st corner persons dance to their corners to enter reel), original corners end in their corners as 1s loop round to face their 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corner RH and pass RSh to 2nd place own side
Alternate ending:
On bar 24 1M ends between 3s facing up and 1L between 2s facing down
25-32 1s change places RH, cast round 2nd corner to end in 2nd place on opposite sides and 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret
1s now repeat the dance as opposite gender

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

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