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L'été à Paris

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L'ETE A PARIS (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Shigeyoshi Kobayashi

1- 4 1s+2s dance the Typhon:
 1M+2L ¾ turn RH to face each other and twirl out to 2nd/1st place own sides while partners set and cast (down/up) 1 place
5- 8 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 2s)
9-16 1M followed by 1L casts up and dances down the middle 1L to face 3M while 1M faces 2M, 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across
17-24 1M followed by 1L dances down, cast up round 2L and crosses to end in 2nd place on opposite sides, all turn RH into prom hold facing down
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Japonaise:
 3s+1s+2s dance up Ladies side (3 bars), dance 1 slip step towards middle, face partner and turn partner RH (4 bars)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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L'été à Paris is French for "Summer in Paris".

This reel is from the collection Kobby's New Dances for Cherry Blossom Time.

It was devised for a dance event in Paris September 2007 and incorporated two new figures, the "Typhon" and "Japonaise".

L'été à Paris
André Citroën Parc Esplanade In Summer

Image copyright Carl Larsson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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