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Out Of Africa

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OUT OF AFRICA (R4x32) 4C Set John Drewry The Greenburn Book 3
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1M dances reel of 3 with 2s (LSh to 2L) picking up partner in prom hold to complete reel as 4M dances similarly with 3s (LSh to 3L), at end 2s+3s face out
9-10 1s/4s in promenade hold, dance into middle and down/up to 2nd/3rd places while 2s/3s dance out up/down to 1st/4th places
11-12 1s/4s drop LH, dance ½ RH across, men retain hold of partner with RH, turn towards partner, 4s in 2nd place facing up and 1s in 3rd place facing down
13-16 4s lead up, cross and cast to 2nd place while 1s lead down, cross and cast to 3rd place. 2413
17-24 4s+1s dance LH across, men face out, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across
25-32 All dance reels of 4 on sides. 2413

Note: at the end of each turn, except last, 4th and 1st Men stay facing out

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

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Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack, and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), which was published in 1937, with additional material from Dinesen's book Shadows on the Grass and other sources.

Out Of Africa
The Great East African Rift Valley - Where Out Of Africa Was Filmed

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