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Monica's Way

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MONICA'S WAY (J4x32) 4C set Gail Sibley Katannuta Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH as 2s+3s set, 1s+2s and 4s+3s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 (1s/4s casting down/up to start) 21(4)(3)
9-16 1s+4s Set&Rotate:
 Set, Rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides. 2(4)1(3)
17-20 1L+4M also 4L+1M (Lady leads) ½ alternating tandem diagonal RSh reel of 4 with 3L+2L and passing LSh curve to right to next corner (same end)
21-24 4M+1L also 1M+4L (Man leads) ½ alternating tandem diagonal RSh reel of 4 with 3M+2M and pass RSh to end 3(1)4(2)
25-32 1s and 4s cross passing RSh and loop into places, all Adv&Ret. 31(4)(2)

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

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This dance, Monica's Way, was devised for Monica Roots to celebrate her retirement in 2007, from six years of teaching on Salt Spring Island.

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