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The Shetland Shepherdess

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THE SHETLAND SHEPHERDESS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace RSCDS Graded 3

1- 8 1s dance down between 2s, cast back to places. 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance mirror (reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1s cross to 2nd place own sides to begin, 2s out and up, 3s in and up). 2s finish facing out
17-20 1s+2s change places on sides (Men RH, Ladies LH), 1s+3s turn on sides (Men LH, Ladies RH) 1s ending in middle facing up, 3s in original places
21-24 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret, all clap end bar 28. 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH once round

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Shetland Shepherdess Painting Image
Shetland Shepherdess
"Jacobite Shepherdess" Portrait Of Flora Macdonald Holding A Shepherd's Crook In One Hand With A Lamb At Her Side, Prints And Broadsides, c. 1745 - 1746

Image Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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