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Pas De Basque It

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PAS DE BASQUE IT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain G Richardson Aurora 10th Anniv

1- 8 1s cross, cast (2s step up) 1s+2M+3L (1st corners) dance RH across and retain RH
9-12 1s+2M+3L set, join LH with opposite person on 2nd setting step (retain RH) set, release RH on 2nd setting step and all face anticlockwise
13-16 1s+3M+3L dance LH across, 1s join RH with 2nd corners, LH with partner (2M and 3L return to places)
17-20 1s+2nd corners Balance-in-Line. 1s drop LH and 1s+2nd corners set with Lady turning under Man's arm. 1s end facing 2nd corners
21-28 1s+2nd corners dance RSh reel of 4. 1s give LH in passing at end of reel and retain LH
29-32 1s (LH joined) set, take RH with partner on 2nd setting step (retain LH), then release LH and turn ¾ RH to 2nd place own side

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

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