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Neil M Grant

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NEIL M GRANT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Christine Grant RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up). 1s dance ½ Figs 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s) and join LH giving RH to 1st corners
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance The Spoke:-
' 1s Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, then 2nd, 3rd and 4th corners. 1s finish facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners to finish in 2nd place opposite sides, facing clockwise
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ way round. 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance RH across

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


Neil M Grant
Christine Grant   RSCDS Book 49
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s cross by the right and cast;

  5-8   1M cross up, 1L down, into half figures of 8 across, finishing left hands joined in balance position with first corners;

  9-16 2s1s3s dance the spoke:

  9-9   on the right foot step of pas-de-basque, WHILE second corners set facing each other, 1s dance the first bar of balance-in-line with first corners;

10-10 on the left foot step of pas-de-basque, WHILE second corners set facing each other, 1s turn by the left ¼ to finish by taking second corners' right hands in balance position;

11-12 repeat bars 9-10 from new positions (1s balancing with second corners, first corners setting facing each other);

13-14 repeat bars 9-10 from new positions (1s balancing with partner's first corners, second corners setting facing each other);

15-16 repeat bars 9-10 from new positions (1s balancing with second corners, first corners setting facing each other);

17-20 1s dance half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners, finishing by passing by the right;

21-24 1s dance half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing 3s1s2s on opposite sides;

25-28 3L1L2L2M1M3M chase halfway around the set, finishing 2s1s3s;

29-32 2s1L 1M3s right hands across.

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


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