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The Ravelston Rant

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THE RAVELSTON RANT (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Philip Whitley Edinburgh 90th Anniv

1- 8 1L+2M set, change places RH. 1s set, change places RH
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round and back, finish in line of 4 facing down, 1s on Right of 2s
17-20 1s+2s dance down and turn to face partner
21-24 1s also 2s join 2H with partners, slip step up middle to finish in middle, 1s above 2s ready for...
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette

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


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The Ravelston Rant deviser, Philip Whitley from RSCDS Edinburgh, devised this dance for Ravelston resident and Branch member Elaine Greenslade.

Ravelston is an affluent area of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, to the west of the city centre, the east of Corstorphine and Clermiston, the north of Murrayfield and Roseburn and to the south of Queensferry Road (the A90). Ravelston is often considered to be part of the larger neighbouring area of Murrayfield.

The area is primarily made up of fairly large detached and semi-detached family homes, as well as modern apartments and many bungalows. To the east of Ravelston Terrace is the Dean Path and Water of Leith Walkway, while to the west lies Ravelston Dykes Golf Club, sandwiched between Ravelston and Corstorphine Hill.

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Ravelston Heights, Edinburgh


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