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Ruby Strathspey (Moore)

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RUBY STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Moore 40th Anniversary Book

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, 1L dances up between 2s and casts round 1st corner while 1M dances down between 3s and casts up round 1st corner
9-12 1s with 1st corners (prom hold Lady on left) dance round clockwise to change places while 2nd corners advance and retire
13-16 1s turn RH and end in prom hold with 2nd corners (Lady on left) while corners set
17-20 1s+2nd corners dance round clockwise to change places while 1st corners advance and retire
21-24 1s turn RH to end facing down in 2nd place (in middle) while corners set
25-32 1s cross down into ½ reels of 3 on opposite sides with 2s+3s and all turn partners RH 1½ times

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Ruby Strathspey (Barnes) by Barbara Barnes.
Also see the dance Ruby Strathspey (Waddell) by M Waddell.

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red.

Ruby Red
Ruby Red

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