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Pat George's Strathspey

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PAT GEORGE'S STRATHSPEY (S5x32) Sq.Set Pat Harland Sunday Class Book 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

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

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