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Noah's Ark (van Maarseveen)

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NOAH'S ARK (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Irene van Maarseveen RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s (1s cross down to start), 1s+2s turn other partner on sides (1s dancing between 2s)
9-16 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 1s (2s dance up behind 1s to start), 1s+2s turn on sides (1s dancing between 2s)
17-24 1s+2s set facing diagonally in, dance RH across ½ way (to 2 1 on own sides), 2M+1L set and ¾ turn LH into diagonal line facing partners
25-32 2s+1s dance diagonal reel of 4 and on last 2 bars 2M and 1L dance onto own side facing partner (1s in 2nd place) while partners loop round

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

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Also see the dance Noah's Ark (Ligtmans) by Frans Ligtmans.

Noah's Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative by which the Patriarch Noah saves himself, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals when God decides to destroy the world because of mankind's evil deeds.

Noah's Ark
"Noah's Ark On The Mount Ararat" Simon De Myle (fl. 1570), Oil On Panel, c. 1570

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