Scottish Country Dance InstructionMANY THANKS (S3x32) 3C set David Carter
1- 4 1s cross down as 2s cast up, 1s+2s cross down as 3s cast up to 1st place. 3(2)1
5- 8 3s+2s cross down as 1s cast up to 1st place, 1s+3s cross down as 2s cast up to 1st place. 2(1)3
9-12 1s set advancing, turn ¾ RH to face 2nd corner (pstn) while 2s+3s set (up/down) and change places RH on sides
13-16 1s+2nd corners (pstn) set and turn 2H
17-24 1M+3s (at top) and 1L+2s (at bottom) dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across; 3s+1s+2s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides (1M down/in, 1L up/in). (2)1(3)
25-32 2s and 3s Petronella turn, dance ½ LSh reel of 4, turn partner ¾ LH to own sides. 312
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
MANY THANKS (S3x32) 3C set David Carter.
1 - 2 1st couple cross down to second place on opposite side WHILE 2nd couple cast up to first position.
3 - 8 2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples dance six bars of "Criss, Cross and Cast".
3 - 4 2nd couple cross down to second place on opposite sides, WHILE 1st couple cross down to third place on own side and face out, WHILE 3rd couple cast up to first place.
5 - 6 3rd couple cross down to second place on opposite sides, WHILE 2nd couple cross down to third place on own side and face out, WHILE 1st couple cast up to first place.
7 - 8 1st couple cross down to second place on opposite sides, WHILE 3rd couple cross down to third place on own side, WHILE 2nd couple cast up to first place (all are back in original positions)
9 - 12 1st couple set advancing, then giving right hands, turn, to end facing their second corner positions, WHILE 2nd and 3rd men, also 2nd and 3rd ladies, Set to and change places on the sidelines giving right hands.
13 - 16 1st couple and persons in second corner position Set to each other, then 1st couple, giving both hands turn that person once round with 1st man finishing between 3rd couple facing own side and 1st lady finishing between 2nd couple facing own side.
17 - 20 1st man with 3rd couple, ALSO 1st lady with 2nd couple dance Half Left Shoulder Reels of Three across, with 1st man finishing in second place facing down and 1st lady finishing in 2nd place facing up.
21 - 24 1st couple with 2nd and 3rd couples dance Half Right Shoulder Reels of Three on own side.
25 - 26 2nd and 3rd couples Petronella Turn into middle
27 - 30 2nd couple with 3rd couple dance Half Left Shoulder Reel of Four in middle of set.
31 - 32 3rd and 2nd couples, giving left hands, turn three quarters to finish on own sidelines in order 3, 1, 2.
Repeat from new positions.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, David Carter)
Dance NotesEasy way to brief bars 3-8, "Criss, Cross and Cast"; top 2 couples cross down and couple in third place cast to top - repeat for specified bars.
(Dance notes by the deviser, David Carter)
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Dance InformationThis dance, Many Thanks, was devised by David Carter (CSCDS Inc.) for Jack Pressley and Jamie Pressley, teacher and treasurer of CSCDS Inc, Charlotte, NC.
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