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Old And Dangerous

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OLD AND DANGEROUS (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Gary Thomas San Andreas Collection

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1L casts down while 2M casts up while 1M+2L pass LSh to face partners on 1st corner diagonal; 1s+2s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4
9-16 1s+2s dance Revolving Chain:
 9 1s+2s ½ turn partner RH
 10 1L+2M turn ⅜ LH while partners dance ⅛ round outside (into line up/down)
 11-14 Repeat bars 9-10 twice (bar 12 - line on 2nd corner diagonal, bar 14 - line across set)
 15-16 Men turn ¾ RH, Ladies turn ¾ RH all to progressed positions, 1M and 2L face out
17-24 1M casts up, 2L casts down, dance DoSiDo and set while 1L+2M dance DoSiDo, set twice advancing, passing retiring 2L/1M and passing each other to face partner on diagonal
25-32 1s+2s turn partner 2H (2 bars), dance ½ Poussette and set

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

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This strathspey, Old And Dangerous, was so named by the deviser Gary Thomas in 2007, after the windows in the building where he practises Scottish country dancing in a church in Cotati, California. There are signs that say not to use them as they are "old and dangerous".

Suggested music: Old And Dangerous, also by Gary Thomas.

Old And Dangerous
Old And Dangerous Windows

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