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The Maids Of Currie

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THE MAIDS OF CURRIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Helen Cruickshank and Heather Thompson SCDs for Children

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s+3s (own sides) giving RSh to 2s
9-16 1s+2s Adv&Ret and dance RH across
17-24 1s followed by 2s lead down and 2s lead back followed by 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and cross LH to 2nd place own sides

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

The Maids Of Currie
H Cruickshank and H Thomson   SCDs for Children
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   1s, giving left shoulder, parallel figures of 8 on the sides;

  9-12 1s2s advance and retire;

13-16 1s2s right hands across;

17-20 1s followed by 2s lead down;

21-24 2s followed by 1s lead up, 2s finishing in 1st place, 1s facing first corners;

25-30 1s dance three quarters of corner, partner, corner, partner;

31-32 1s cross by the left to 2nd place.

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

Dance Notes

  1-8   Mirror figures of 8 would give a much better transition to bar 9 for 1M.

21-24 Taking left hands to lead up allows 1M to guide his partner to her first corner.

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Currie is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland, situated 10 kilometres south west of the city centre. A former village within the County of Midlothian, it lies to the south west of the city, between Juniper Green (NE) and Balerno (SW) on the Lanark Road.

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Currie Kirk

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