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Spaghetti Junction

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SPAGHETTI JUNCTION (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Kenneth J Reid Birmingham Platinum Book

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of three on sides, 1s (then each couple) crossing down from top place. (1)(2)(3)
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of three on opposite sides, 1s dance in/down to start. (1)(2)(3)
17-20 1s+2s dance ½ double Fig of 8, 1s cross down to begin and 2s dance out and up
21-24 1s dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place. 2s dance up to top place on bars 21-22. 21(3)
25-28 1s+ 3s dance a ½ double Fig of 8. 1s cross down to begin and 3s dance out and up
29-32 1s lead up between 2nd couple, cross and cast to 2nd place. 213
Note: 3rd time through, 4s dance into reel from 4th place

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

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Spaghetti Junction is a nickname sometimes given to a complicated or massively intertwined road traffic interchange that resembles a plate of spaghetti.

The term was originally used to refer to the Gravelly Hill Interchange on the M6 motorway in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Spaghetti Junction
Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham

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