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Ready Aye Ready

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READY AYE READY (R5x32) 5C Sq.Set Sarah Horne and Judy Grimsey Ship Ahoy!
Square set with 5s in centre, 5M back to 4s, 5L back to 2s

1- 8 1s+2s+3s+4s chase clockwise round back to place while 5s turn RH and turn LH finishing facing 1s
9-16 5s dance out between 1s, separate and cast, dance through centre, round 3s (1L RSh round 3L, 1M LSh round 3M) and into centre again
17-20 5L+2s dance RH across, 5M+4s dance LH across while 1s and 3s turn partner RH
21-24 5L+1s and 5M+3s dance RH across while 2s and 4s turn partner RH. End 5s facing 1s, all 5 couples take prom hold
25-32 5s+1s change places passing RSh, 1s+4s, 4s+3s, 3s+2s change places similarly. End 2s in centre facing new top couple

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

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