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The Magic Of Merrill

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THE MAGIC OF MERRILL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lyle Ramshaw

1- 8 1s+2s set and 1s cross down (no hands) to Double Triangle positions as 2s cast up, 2s+1s+3s set and 1s ¾ turn 1st corners RH
9-16 1s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) into RSh half reels of 3 on own sides and 1s pass LSh to face 1st corner pstns
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corner positions, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with corners and end 2nd place own sides
25-32 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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The dancing hall in Asilomar Conference Center is named Merrill Hall after Mary Sroufe Merrill (1853-1924), who became Asilomar's first director in 1913.

San Francisco Branch hosts a magical dance weekend each autumn in Merrill Hall.

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Merrill Hall, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California


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