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The Mathematician

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THE MATHEMATICIAN (S4x32) 4C set John Roby 2006 Houston and District 30th Anniv. Collection

1- 8 All dance ½ Grand Chain (2 bars per hand) to end in diagonally opposite positions
9-16 All set Highland Schottische, all turn 2H 1¼ times to end in centre with Ladies facing down and Men up
17-24 4s+3s also 2s+1s, dance Highland Schottische Poussette and end final turn by joining hands in 2 circles
25-32 All circle 4H round; 2s dance up to 1st place as 3s, 4s and 1s step down on bars 31-32. End 2341

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


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Also see the dance The Mathematicians by Alex Gray.

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Circular Paraboloid Generated By The Mathematics Equation; z = − a ( x 2 + y 2 ) , a > 0


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