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Mell Square

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MELL SQUARE (S2x32) Sq Set Gillian Jennings Birmingham Platinum Book 2017

1- 4 1s+3s dance ½ Fig 8 around nearest side couple (1M+3L round 2s, 1L+3M round 4s) to finish in opposite place, taking prom hold with partner (Ladies on Left of Man)
5- 8 1s+3s in prom hold dance ½ reel of three across (3s pass 4M and 1s pass 2M RSh to start)
9-16 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-8 (2s pass 3L and 4s pass 1L RSh to start reels up/down set). All finish in original positions.
17-20 All set, all dance 2 bars of Schiehallion Reels
21-24 All set with 'new' partner and all dance 2 bars of Schiehallion Reels (all now 1 place round anticlockwise with original partner)
25-28 All turn partner RH and turn corner LH
28-32 All turn partner RH into prom hold and dance on one place round anticlockwise to end opposite original place
Repeat 1 more time from new positions

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


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Mell Square is a pleasant pedestrian space in the heart of Solihull town centre, Birmingham.

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Mell Square, Solihull, Birmingham


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