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Northern Lights

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NORTHERN LIGHTS (S3x32) 3C set C Doble TAC Silver Anniversary Dances

1- 4 1s+2s dance the Bourrel -1M+2L set advancing and turn 2H to end BtoB Lady facing up and Man down while their partners chase anticlockwise to face partner
5- 8 1s+2s set and ¾ turn 2H to own sides 2 1
9-16 1s+3s repeat bars 1-8 and 2s+3s+1s end in middle for...
17-24 2s+3s+1s dance Allemande
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L while 3s set and cross RH, 2s+3s+1s set and cross RH

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

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Northern Lights is a common name for the Aurora Borealis (Polar Aurorae) in the Northern Hemisphere.
An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere.

Northern Lights
Northern Lights - The Aurora Borealis Shines Above Bear Lake, Alaska

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