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Roman Holiday

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ROMAN HOLIDAY (J4x48) 4C set Geraldine and Holger Schuckelt Borderland Dances

1- 8 1s cross down RH, cast up round 2s and cross RH back to own side. All 4 couples set
9-16 1s and 4s turn partner LH while 2s+3s dance LH across; 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across
17-24 All circle 8H round to left; Ladies circle back to right while Men continue circle to left outside Ladies. All end on own sides in original places
25-32 All set, Adv&Ret, drop hands, set turning so 1s face 2s, 3s face 4s
33-40 Mirror reels of 4 on side (Men pass RSh, Ladies pass LSh to start)
41-48 1s nearer hands joined dance down middle (4 bars); 1s nearer hands joined dance up to 3rd place (2s+3s step up), 1s+4s change places on sides (Men LH, Ladies RH). 2341

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

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