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The Portland Mermaid

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THE PORTLAND MERMAID (S3x32) 3C set Peter Price, 2015

1- 8 1s+2s dance Tourbillon:
 1-4 1s+2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 2s on Ladies side and 1s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
 5-8 1s+2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 1s+2s cross RH to own sides. 312
9-16 2s+1s+3s Set&Link for 3 couples into lines across; all set, ½ turn person opposite 2H and pull back RSh to face "out"
17-24 All chase clockwise ½ round into lines of 3 across; All Set&Link for 3 couples to end on sides. 3(1)2
25-32 All circle 6H round and back but Bars 27-28: 1s change places turning ¾ RH rejoining circle back to right. 312

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

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