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A Special Occasion (Brenchley)

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A SPECIAL OCCASION (R3x48) 3C set John Brenchley The Other Kangaroo Paw

1- 8 1s set, dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place, pass LSh to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
9-20 1s Dance to Each corner and Set
' 9-10 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set),
' 11-12 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh, 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to Right to face 1s in 3rd corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 13-14 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as original 1st corners set
' 15-20 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in centre RSh to RSh facing own sides (3s and 2s are in 1st and 3rd places opposite sides)
21-24 1s dance out through 2nd place, cast to Right to finish 1M between 3s (1st place) facing 3M, 1L between 2s (3rd place) facing 2L
25-32 1s dance LSh reels of 3 across
33-40 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1L+3L also 1M+2M pass RSh to start. End 1M between 3s (1st place), 1L between 2s (3rd place)
41-48 1s change places giving LH, cast to Left to 2nd place opposite sides. All set, all cross RH

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

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