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The Maid Of The Mist

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THE MAID OF THE MIST (S5x32) 5C set John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Espagnole:
 1-2 1s+2s also 3s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
 3-4 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH to end 21435
 5-8 2s, 4s and 5s turn RH as 1s and 3s turn LH and end facing 2nd corners
9-16 1s and 3s dance pass and turn with 2nd corners, turn RH and face 1st corners for pass and turn ending own sides in 2nd and 4th places
17-24 All set, 2s+1s+4L also 4M+3s+5s circle 5H round to Left, dance into centre and turning to right dance out to places. 21435
25-32 1M+4L also 3M+5L change places RH and all set while 1L+4M also 3L+5M set and change place RH, 1M+4L also 3M+5L change places LH and cast (Ladies up and Men down) while 1L+4M also 3L+5M set and cross to own sides. 24153

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

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John Drewry devised this dance, The Maid Of The Mist, for "the weekend at Niagara, October, 1977".

The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls.

The boat starts off at a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls.

Maid Of The Mist
Maid Of The Mist

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