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MacLeod's Fancy

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MACLEOD'S FANCY (J4x32) 4C set John Drewry RSCDS Book 33

1- 8 1s+4s set diagonally, 1M+4L ¾ turn RH and cast up/down own side back to place while 1L+4M cast down/up own side and ¾ turn RH back to place
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides, ending as at start of reel
17-24 2s and 3s turn 1s and 4s RH into a St Andrew's Cross, all set and turn corners to end 1s in 3rd place and 4s in 2nd place on own sides having passed other corner RSh
25-32 1s and 4s set and cross over (Ladies dancing between Men) and dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples to 3rd/2nd places (giving RH at top, LH at bottom)

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

MacLeod's Fancy
John Drewry RSCDS Book 33
Jig 4 x 32 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1M4L 1L4M set facing diagonally;

  3-8   1M4L cross by the right and cast clockwise to own places WHILE 1L 4M cast clockwise to the other's place and cross by the right to own places;

  9-16 all reels of 4 on the sides;

17-18 1M2M 1L2L 3M4M 3L4L turn by the right to finish with 1s4s taking left hands;

19-20 all balance in St. Andrew's cross formation;

21-22 1M2M 1L2L 3M4M 3L4L turn by the right, finishing with 2s in 1st place, 3s in 4th place;

23-24 1M4M 1L4L pass by the right, finishing with 1s in 3rd place, 4s in 2nd place;

25-26 4s1s set;

27-28 4L1L cross between 4M 1M, finishing with 4s taking right hands and facing up, 1s left and facing down;

29-32 4s half figures of 8 around 2s WHILE 1s half figures of 8 around 2s, finishing 2s4s1s3s.

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

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