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The Merry Dancers

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THE MERRY DANCERS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 4

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place (2s step up), 1s turn LH and cast to 3rd place (3s step up)
9-16 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round to left for 6 bars (all end on sides) and 1s lead up to face 1st corners as 3s step down
17-24 1s set to 1st corners and turn 2H, set to 2nd corners and turn 2H, finishing between corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross back to 2nd places. 213

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

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"A Merry Moment" Antonina Rzhevskaya (1861-1934), Oil On Canvas, c. 1897

Image copyright Antonina Rzhevskaya (1861-1934) Aнтонина Леонардовна Ржевская (1861-1934) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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