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Lauderdale Lads

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LAUDERDALE LADS (R8x32) 2C (4C set) John M Duthie 8 SCDs

1- 8 1s turn 1½ RH, 1M+2M turn 1½ LH into centre BtoB facing own partners for reel of 4 across (2L steps up)
9-16 1s+2s dance full reel of 4 ending with Men giving LH in passing at end, retain hands in centre and join RH with partners
17-24 1s+2s Balance-in-Line, ½ turn partners RH (pas-de-basque), Balance-in-Line and turn partner ½ RH (pas-de-basque) to end with couples on sides with Ladies on partner's right (2s on Ladies side)
25-32 1s with nearer hands joined dance down middle followed by 2s, change sides (Ladies dancing under Men's right arm) and 2s followed by 1s dance up to top. 2 1

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

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Lauderdale is a small valley in the border country between Scotland and England.

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