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Oriel Strathspey

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ORIEL STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Ian Simmonds RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 All set, 2s+3s cross RH while 1s and 4s ½ turn partners RH to end in middle (couple facing couple), 1s+4s dance down/up and dance out sides casting to ends
9-16 All set, 1s+4s cross RH while 2s and 3s ½ turn partners RH 2s facing up and 3s down, 2s+3s dance out ends and cast back to original places
17-24 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across and LH across back to places
25-32 1s+4s cross (1s RH, 4s LH) diagonal to centre and circle 4H to left, continue circle as 1L+4L dance down to 4th/3rd place as 4M+1M dance up to 3rd/4th place

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

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Named after Oriel Avenue, Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand, the place where the dance was first devised.

Tawa Tree, After Which The New Zealand Suburb Is Named

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