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La Baratte Your Way Home

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LA BARATTE YOUR WAY HOME (R4x40) Sq.Set Geoffrey Wood RSCDS Book 50

1- 8 1s+3s set to partners, 1L followed by 1M dances between 4s, behind 4L and back to place while 3L+3M dance similar between 2s, behind 2L and back to place (1s+3s pass LSh in middle)
9-16 2s+4s repeat, 2s dancing between 1s, behind 1L while 4s dance between 3s, behind 3L, all back to places. 2M and 4M face out
17-20 All turn partners ¾ LH, retain hands as Men join RH. All set
21-24 Men dance RH across 1¼ round while Ladies dance ½ round set anticlockwise
25-32 All pass partners RSh and dance La Baratte (4L+3M, 1L+4M, 2L+1M and 3L+2M) Ladies end one place round clockwise, Men opposite original places:
 27-28 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
 29-30 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
 31-32 Couple change places LH to opposite places
33-40 All pass dancer in corner RSh and dance La Baratte (1L+2M, 2L+3M, 3L+4M and 4L+1M) Ladies end in original places, Men one place round anticlockwise

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

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