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The Ruby Rant

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THE RUBY RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Francis Walduck RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s+2s set, pull back RSh, dance 2 places clockwise, cross RH to own sides. 1s face out
9-12 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1M+2M also 1L+3L pass RSh) Bars 11-12: 1L (from 3L place) and 1M (from 1M place) dance across to 2nd place opposite sides and face out
13-16 3M+1L also 1M+2L turn RH
17-20 3s+1s+2s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1L+2M also 1M+3L pass LSh) Bars 19-20: 1L (from 3M place) and 1M (from 1L place) dance across to 2nd place own sides and face out
21-24 2L+1L also 1M+3M turn LH, 1s passing LSh to BtoB facing opposite sides (2L+3M dance 4 bars)
25-32 2s+1s+3s set as Double Triangles. All set again as 1s turn right about to face and turn RH 1½ to 2nd place own sides

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


The Ruby Rant
Francis Walduck   RSCDS Book 49
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1s2s set facing partners, releasing hold and turning on the spot to face clockwise around the 1s2s rectangle;

  3-6   1M1L2L2M chase clockwise halfway around the 1s2s rectangle;

  7-8   1s 2s cross by the right, finishing 2s1s on own sides, 1s facing out;

  9-12 giving right shoulder to start, 1s dance half reels of 3 on own sides, finishing by passing right shoulder to face out in 2nd place on opposite sides;

13-16 1s turn dancer in first corner position by the right, finishing facing out in 2nd place on opposite sides;

17-20 giving left shoulder to start, 1s dance half reels of 3 on opposite sides, finishing by passing left shoulder to face out in 2nd place on own sides;

21-24 1s turn dancer in partner's second corner position by the left, 1s finishing back-to-back, facing opposite sides;

25-26 2M1L3M 2L1M3L balance-in-line;

27-28 all set, 1s turning on the spot to finish facing each other;

29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times, finishing 2s1s3s.

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


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