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Ogden Of Greenhow

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OGDEN OF GREENHOW (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Leeds Branch Newsletter 36

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 (Lady round 2s and Man round 3s)
9-16 1s dance RH across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s), pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and pass LSh into...
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and cross LH to 2nd places

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

Dance Notes

Bar 16 1s briefly retain left hands with 1st corners to assist 1s to extend into the middle of the set between the relevant supporting couple, facing 1st corner, ready for the reels across.
17-18 1s pass 1st corner with left shoulder.
24 1s pass left shoulder.

Dance Information

Charles Ogden was a Leeds RSCDS Branch member for many years. This dance was inscribed to his enthusiasm, dancing skills and the comradeship he gave to many. He was a great lover of Scottish country dancing, and danced across a wide area. Charles Ogden was an architect and a fine pianist along with many other interests, including keyboard music, art, beer, and his friends and acquaintances. Dancing colleagues described him as a sensitive and shy man who was cultured and generous.

The first eight bars of the dance represent Charles' journeys to dancing; other figures represent the many dancers he met and the dances they enjoyed together.

Charles lived in the remote village of Greenhow, a former lead mining village in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England, often referred to as Greenhow Hill and is one of the highest villages in Yorkshire.

Greenhow is situated about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Pateley Bridge on the road heading towards Grassington.

Greenhow Image
The Moors Near Greenhow Hill And Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

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