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Pat George's Strathspey

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PAT GEORGE'S STRATHSPEY (S5x32) Sq.Set Pat Harland Sunday Class Bk 2 2016
Start 5s face each other in centre, 5M with back to 4s, 5L with back to 2s

1- 8 2s+4s (in prom hold) +5s dance reel of 4 across, 5s pass RSh to start then pass 2s/4s RSh. 5s end reel passing LSh
9-16 5M dances behind 2s (pass 2L RSh) to between 2M and 3L while 5L dances behind 4s (pass 4L RSh) to between 4M and 1L. Lines of 3 Adv+Ret
17-20 3M+4L also 1M+2L turn RH while 5s ½ turn RH (and twirl - optional); 5L faces 3M+4L nearer hands joined while 5M faces 1M+2L nearer hands joined and all set
21-24 5M+1M+2L also 5L+3M+4L dance RH across, 5s pass RSh
25-32 5M followed by 5L dance to 1st place while 1M followed by 1L dance to 4th place (pass RSh). 4s+1s repeat (4s to 3rd place), 3s+2s repeat (3s to 2nd place). End 2s in centre facing each other 2M with back to 4s, 2L with back to 2s


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