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Mrs Hill's Delight

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MRS HILL'S DELIGHT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 28

1- 4 1s slip step down (2 bars), drop hands nearest top and both set as 1L pulls back RSh to BtoB with partner, 1L faces 3M and 1M faces 3L (3s set and 2s step up 3-4)
5- 8 1s turn 3s (1M+3L RH, 1L+3M LH) to end 1s between 3s all facing up in line across; 1s+3s set
9-12 1s slip step up middle (2 bars), drop hands nearest bottom of set, and both set as 1L pulls back RSh to face 2L and 1M faces 2M (2s set 11-12)
13-16 1s ¾ turn 2s (1M+2M LH, 1L+2L RH), 1s end in 2nd place own side, 2s in 1st place, 2s+1s set to partners. 213
17-24 2s+1s dance ½ R&L with full LH turn on opposite sides; 2s cross RH to own sides (in top place) as 1s cross and dance RSh round 3rd corners back to 2nd place own sides facing down
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain

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

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