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Silverdale Strathspey

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SILVERDALE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Marion Pearson Third Sheaf Collection
2 chords - on 2nd chord 2s and 4s cross to opposite sides

1- 4 ½ RSh reels of 4 on sides. 4M and 1M face out
5- 8 4M dances down behind Ladies, across to 4M place as 1M dances up behind Men, across to 1L place while other dancers set twice
9-12 ½ RSh reels of 4 on sides. 1L and 4L face out
13-16 1L dances down behind Ladies, across to 4M place as 4L dances up behind Men, across to 1L place while other dancers set twice
17-20 4s+2s also 3s+1s dance ½ Men's Chain
21-24 4s and 2s chase clockwise 1 place at top while 3s and 1s dance similarly at bottom. All cross RH with partner
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2(4)1(3)

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


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