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Midsummer Common

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MIDSUMMER COMMON (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Tom and Lindsey Ibbotson RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s set, ½ turn RH, lead down, cross below 3s, cast up to 2nd place own sides (2s step up 5-6)
9-16 1s set advancing to 1st corners and turn 1st corners 2H finishing 1M between 3s, 1L between 2s. 1s set advancing to 2nd corners, turn 2nd corners 2H and retain 2nd corner's LH
17-24 1M+2s also 1L+3s circle 3H round to Left, 1s pull back RSh to face up/down set. 1s set, petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance Poussette. 213

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

Midsummer Common
Tom and Lindsey Ibbotson   RSCDS Book 49
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s set and turn by the right halfway, finishing facing down, retaining hold;

  5-8   1s lead down, cross below 3s and cast up to finish in 2nd place on own sides;

  9-10 1s set advancing, passing left shoulder to finish facing first corners (who also set);

11-12 1s turn first corners ¾ both hands, finishing facing on the centre line, 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s;

13-14 1s set advancing, passing left shoulder to finish facing second corners (who also set);

15-16 1s turn second corners both hands, finishing back-to-back on the centre line, 1M facing up, 1L down;

17-20 2s1M 1L3s 3 hands round to the left, 1s pulling right shoulder back to finish facing on the centre line;

21-24 1s set and petronella turn to finish in 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 2s1s strathspey poussette, finishing 2s1s3s.

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

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