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The Red Arrows

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The Red Arrows (R8x32) A 32 bar reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple long-wise set. Moira Stacey 2017.

1-8 1st couple set, cast off one place, dance down between 3rd couple, cast up one place and passing left shoulders cross to face 1st corners. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 Corners pass and turn, on bars 15-16 1st couple turn right hands ¾, 1st woman to finish between 3rd couple facing 3rd man, 1st man between 2nd couple facing 2nd man.
17-20 ½ reels 3 across the dance, 1st woman and 3rd man pass right shoulders, 1st woman and 2nd man pass right shoulders
21-24 Continue ½ reels 3, 1st woman with 2nd couple, 1st man with 3rd couple. 1st couple finish 2nd place own sides.
25-32 1st couple followed by 2nd couple dance down the middle, cast up round 3rd couple, join nearer hands, dance up to 1st place and cast off into 2nd place. 2nd couple finish in 1st place.

Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance crib compiled by Moira Stacey - copyright 2017 by Moira Stacey. All rights reserved)

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This reel, The Red Arrows, is dedicated to the Red Arrows - the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, whose skills fill me with admiration and awe.

Recommended Music: Bonnie Geordie's Wig on RSCDS cd Book 49.

(Dance information by the deviser, Moira Stacey, 2017)

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton, formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team.

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Nine BAE Hawks Of The UK Red Arrows At The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, England, 2018

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