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Rodney's Rant

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RODNEY'S RANT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann Dix QE Diamond Jubilee

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd places
9-16 1s dance diagonal R&L. (3)1(2)
17-24 All Set&Link for 3 twice. 2(1)3
25-32 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 with 2s as 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 with 3s, all turn partners RH

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


Rodney's Rant
Ann Dix   QE Diamond Jubilee
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s set and cast to 2nd place;

  5-8   taking nearer hands, 1s lead down and cast up to 2nd place;

  9-12 1s half diagonal rights and lefts with first corners;

13-16 1s half diagonal rights and lefts with partners' second corners, finishing 3s1s2s, 3s 2s on opposite sides;

17-20 all set and link for 3, finishing in lines across, 2L1M2M facing down, 3L1L2M up;

21-24 all set and link for 3, finishing 2s1s3s, 1s on opposite sides;

25-28 1L dance up, 1M down, into half figures of 8 across, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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This dance, Rodney's Rant, was Devised by Ann Dix from the RSCDS Berks, Hants and Surrey Border Branch, on behalf of The Harrogate Saltire Scottish Country Dance Club for Rodney Mount's 80th birthday.

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