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The Sheaf Strathspey

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THE SHEAF STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C Set Dulcie Bond Second Sheaf Collection

1- 4 1s and 4s ½ turn partner RH, 1s face down, 4s face up; 1s and 4s advance towards each other (2s and 3s step down/up 3-4)
5- 8 1s+4s circle 4H round to left, pull back LSh to face corners (1L+2M, 1M+2L, 4L+3M, 4M+3L)
9-16 All dance Double diagonal reels of 4 (½ LH across in middle) and end facing with 1s and 4s facing corners
17-20 All set; 1s and 4s turn 2s and 3s (1L+2M, 4M+3L RH, 1M+2L, 4L+3M LH). (1)23(4)
21-24 All set on sides, All turn partners 2H (1s and 4s ¾ turn, 2s and 3s once round) ready for...
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ Poussette; 1s+4s dance ½ Poussette. 2413

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

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