1- 8 1M followed by 2M and 3M dance across the top of the set, down behind Ladies and pass through Ladies to own side (to end in reverse order) and set
9-16 2s dance RH across (2L with top couple and 2M with bottom couple), 2s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1L followed by 2L+3L dance across top of set and down behind Men to pick up their partners and Promenade to original positions
25-32 1s cast to 2nd place and turn 2H, cast to 3rd place and turn 2H
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
1-4 1M followed by 2M3M dance across the top of the set and down behind Ls;
5-6 3M 2M 1M cross (below 1L 2L 3L) to own side;
7-8 all set on sides;
9-12 2L up (with 3M1L), 2M down (with 3L1M), right hands across, 2s finishing by passing right shoulder;
13-16 2M up (with 3M1L), 2L down (with 3L1M), left hands across;
17-19 1L followed by 2L3L dance across the top of the set and down outside the Mn's line;
20-20 Ls continue down outside the Mn's line WHILE 1M 2M 3M turn on the spot to take partners with promenade hold;
21-24 1s followed by 2s3s lead to the top;
25-26 1s cast to 2nd place WHILE 2s change to nearer hands and lead up to 1st place;
27-28 1s turn both hands;
29-32 1s repeat bars 25-28, finishing in 3rd place.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-4 Take long steps to avoid cutting corners.
5-6 3M 2M 1M cover while crossing.
17-19 Take long steps to avoid cutting corners.
-16 Ls flow from left hands across into dancing up.
-20 Ls must not arrive beside their partners too soon.
-24 3s stop on reaching original places but 2s continue smoothly.
-26 2s stop on reaching 1st place.
-32 1M flow from the turn to follow the new 1M 2M to start the next repeat.
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