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The Road To Washington

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THE ROAD TO WASHINGTON (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Dickson Herrington Dances 2008

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, cross RSh (no hands); 1L and 2M turn ¾ with RH as 1M and 2L turn ¾ LH; end 2s in 1st place, 1s take Promenade hold between 2s
9-16 1s dance ½ Reel of 3 on Ladies' side (1s pass 3L RSh start); 1s dance ½ Reel of 3 on Men's side (1s pass 2M RSh to start); finish in middle at top facing down with LH joined
17-20 1s lead down, cross out on own side, dance down behind 3rd place while 3s and 2s cross RH with partner and set
21-24 1s cross LH cast up to 2nd place opposite sides while 3s and 2s change places RH on sides; 2s, 1s and 3s set
25-32 2s, 1s and 3s advance and retire, 2s, 1s and 3s turn partner RH 1½ times to own sides

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

Dance Information

The Sunderland to Washington road (County Durham in England) is one frequently travelled by the dancers of The Herrington Scottish Country Dancing Group.

This jig, The Road To Washington, was in a volume of dances written by the group's members to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their founding.

The Herrington Scottish Country Dancing Group dance in the church hall of St Chad's Church, which is on the A690, part of the route taken from Sunderland to Washington if travelling through Herrington.

St Chad's Church
St Chad's Church On The Road To Washington

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