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Siete Colores

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SIETE COLORES (S4x32) 4C Set James (Jim) Stott Argentine Collection 2020

1- 8 2s+3s dance RH across finishing BtoB on sides, 3s face down, 2s face up; all set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places RH on sides
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides. 2143
17-24 1s+4s dance the Chain Progression:
 1s+4s ¾ turn RH, 1M+4L turn LH 1½ times as partners chase clockwise ½ way, 4s+1s turn partner ¾ RH to sides
25-32 4s set and cast to 4th place while 3s set and dance up to 2nd place; 1s+4s set and link. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Siete Colores, which is Spanish for "Seven Colors," refers to the seven distinct bands of color that form a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. This sequence of hues is commonly described as making up a rainbow and is often represented by the acronym ROYGBIV.

The concept of seven colors in a rainbow has been historically significant, with various cultural and scientific interpretations. In Judaism, for example, the number seven is associated with completeness, and the seven colors of the rainbow are seen as a symbol of totality and hope.

Additionally, the Mountain of Seven Colors, also known as Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, is a natural attraction in Peru, characterized by its vibrant and distinct multicolored appearance, which has become a popular tourist destination.

Montaña De Siete Colores - Mountain Of Seven Colours

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