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No Hands!

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NO HANDS! (S3x40) 3C set Holly Boyd Pandemic Set Of Dances

1-8 2s dance full diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, on bar 8 2s pass LSh to end back to back in the centre, Man facing up and Lady down
9-16 2s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across (Man with 1s and Lady with 3s), 2s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides (Lady up, Man down) (3)2(1)
17-24 2s dance full diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners, 2s end in 2nd place own sides facing out. (3)2(1)
25-26 2s chase clockwise 1 place while 3s+1s Petronella Turn to centre
27-28 3s+1s set while 2s dance between them to opposite sides
29-32 3s+1s Petronella Turn to sides and set while 2s chase anticlockwise to 2nd place own sides. 321
33-40 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 1s, 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 3s and dance down to 3rd place (1s step up 39-40) 312

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


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This dance, No Hands!, was written in 2020 by Holly Boyd to 'celebrate' Covid-19.

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