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The Langdon Knot

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THE LANGDON KNOT (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Tim Wilson 2006 Measures of Pleasure

1- 8 1s set, turn RH; lead down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place (2s step up 7-8)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance "Dolphin" figure:-
' 9-12 Men set as Ladies Adv, pull back RSh and Ladies followed by partners dance towards Ladies' side and slightly down set, all pull back LSh
' 13-16 Men followed by partners dance towards Men's side and slightly down, Men pull back RSh and turn partner RH. All remain in centre facing up
17-24 2s+1s+3s promenade, Bars 23-24: 2s cast to 2nd place as 1s lead up to 1st place. 123
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L (with polite turns); 1s+2s turn partner 1½ RH. 213

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


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This dance, The Langdon Knot, by Tim Wilson of San Francisco is in honor of longtime teacher Susie Langdon Kass, whose father invented a new knot to tie shoes with. She taught the knot to many people.
The dolphin figure of eight in this dance represents the knot.

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