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Sleepless Reel

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SLEEPLESS REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ilene Goldstein Northampton 20th Anniv

1- 4 1s set, cast 2 places as 2s set
5- 8 1s lead up, Cross&Cast to 2nd place while 2s cast below 3s, meet, dance up, cross to 1st place opposite sides facing out while 3s set, cast (in place) and cross passing LSh. (2)(1)(3)
9-16 Mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start)
17-24 LSh reels of 3 across 1L+3s (LSh to 3M) and 1M+2s (LSh to 2L). (2)(1)(3)
25-30 2s+3s cross RH with partners (1 bar), chase clockwise all round while 1s turn RH 1ΒΌ (4 bars) to join in chase (1L between 2L+3L, 1M between 2M+3M)
31-32 2s+1s+3s set

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

"A Woman Lying Awake In Bed" Rembrandt (1606-1669), Pen And Brown Ink On Paper, c. 1635-1640

Image copyright (cropped) Rembrandt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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