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The Palace Pier

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THE PALACE PIER (H8x40) 3C (4C set) Alice McLean

1- 8 1s cross down into Mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 2s; 1s dance down and cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side (2s step up 15-16)
17-20 1s+1st corners dance ½ R&L (corners end facing out)
21-24 3L dances down behind 2 Men, across into place while 2M dance up behind 2 Ladies, across into place
25-28 1L+2L and 1M+3M dance ½ R&L (1M down, 1L up to start)
29-32 2L crosses and casts up to 1st place, 3M crosses and casts to 3rd place
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


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Dance Information

This dance, The Palace Pier, was written for Brighton And Hove Scottish Country Dance Club by Alice McLean.

Suggested music is by the Craigievar band: the lead tune, Mrs Carol Catterall, was composed by Alastair Forbes.

The Brighton Palace Pier, commonly known as Brighton Pier or the Palace Pier is a Grade II listed pleasure pier (1,722 feet (525 m) long) in Brighton, England, located in the city centre opposite the Old Steine.

Opening in 1899, it was the third pier to be constructed in Brighton after the Royal Suspension Chain Pier and the West Pier, but is now the only one still in operation.

The pier remains popular with the public, with over four million visitors in 2016, and has been featured in many works of British culture, including the gangster thriller Brighton Rock, the comedy Carry On at Your Convenience and the Who's concept album and film Quadrophenia.

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The Palace Pier, Brighton


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