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Light And Airy

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LIGHT AND AIRY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) William Campbell (c. 1790) RSCDS Book 4

1- 8 1s set and cast to 3rd place (2s+3s step up 3-4); 1s set and cast back to top (2s+3s step down 7-8)
9-16 1s lead down the middle and back
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande (1s end facing 1st corners)
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to end in 2nd place own sides

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

Light and Airy
William Campbell RSCDS Book 4
Jig 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-4   1s cast to 3rd place;

  5-6   1s set;

  7-8   1s cast up to 1st place;

  9-16 1s lead down and back, finishing facing up in allemande hold;

17-24 1s2s allemande, 1s finishing facing first corners;

25-32 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner to finish 2s1s3s.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  3-4   2s3s take hands on the side and step up.

  5-8   2s3s take hands on the side and step down.

13-15 1s lead up quickly to finish above 2s.

16-16 1s continue slowly to 1st position WHILE 2s step in and take allemande hold.

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