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Puffin's Reel

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PUFFIN'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Terry Harvey, Delaware Valley RSCDS

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance ½ RH across; 1s+3s set and dance ½ LH across. (2)(3)1
9-16 1s lead up to top, cross and cast round 2s, meet, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides (3s step down 15-16). (2)(1)(3)
17-24 2s+1s+3s set and link for 3 couples twice. 312
25-32 3s+1s+2s circle 6H round and back. 312

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

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Puffins are any of three small species of auk (or alcids) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak in the breeding season.

These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water and breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil.

Two species, the Tufted Puffin and Horned Puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic Puffin, is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Puffins Performing A Reel Of Three On The Side

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