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THE LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM (S4x40) 4C Kenneth J Reid, 2013, RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Rose Progression:
 1- 2 1M+2L set as 1L+2M change places RH
 3- 4 1M+2L ½ turn 2H as 1L and 2M dance into partner's place
 5- 6 1M+2L cast into each other's place as 1L+2M ½ turn 2H
 7- 8 1M and 2L dance into 2nd/1st places own side as 1L and 2M cast to right to new places (3s+4s dance similarly)
9-16 All dance clockwise ½ way round set, all set. All ½ turn partner RH into Allemande hold
17-24 3s+4s also 1s+2s dance 6 bars of Allemande. All ½ turn LH to opposite sides. (Men face up, Ladies down)
25-32 All dance anticlockwise ½ way round set. 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to Right. 1234
33-36 All 4 couples set and link with middle dancers linking 2 places; end dancers linking 1 place as follows:
 33-34 All set
 35-36 1M dances down to 2nd place, 2M to 4th place, 3M casts up to 1st place, 4M to 3rd place while 1L casts to 2nd place, 2L to 4th place, 3L dances up to 1st place, 4L to 3rd place. 3142
37-40 3s+1s also 4s+2s circle 4H round to Left

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

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