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Silver Roses

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SILVER ROSES (M-(2xS40)+(2xR40)) Sq.Set Ken Martlew Berkhamsted Diamond Collection

1- 8 All Ladies dance ¾ RH across, dancing out to position facing 'new' Man, all set, all turn RH
9-16 All Men dance ¾ LH across, dancing out to position facing 'new' Lady, all set, all turn LH (all new pairs now facing partners across set)
17-24 End couples (2s and 4s with 'new' partners) cross RH with own partners, Ladies cast and followed by 'new' partner dance clockwise ½ way round outside. Man dances in between and Lady round side couple, into centre pulling back RSh to face own partner and turn 2H to original places
25-32 Side couples (1s+3s) repeat 17-24
33-40 8H round and back
Repeat once more in strathspey time and twice in reel time

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

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