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MacFarlane's Geese

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MACFARLANE'S GEESE (R4x32) 4C set Jean Attwood Alexander Leaflet 7
2s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+3s dance in and Balance-in-Line, turn partners RH and 1s cast to 3rd place while 3s lead up to 1st place
9-16 2s+4s dance in and Balance-in-Line, turn partners RH and 2s lead down to 4th place while 4s cast up to 2nd place. 3(4)1(2)
17-24 3s+4s also 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s and 4s cross down/up to start)
25-28 4s+1s set and ½ turn partners RH
29-32 4M followed by 1L dance up through top couple and cast to 3rd/2nd places Men's side while 1M followed by 4L dance down through end couple and cast up Ladies' side to 2nd/3rd places. 3(1)4(2)

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

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