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The Spirit Of The Dance

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THE SPIRIT OF THE DANCE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Irene Paterson TAC 50TH Anniv

1- 8 1s+2s dance a Tourbillon:
 1- 4 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s Men's side, 1s set to 2s
 5- 8 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16 1s cast to right on own sides and pass RSh in middle of set, cast to right again and pass RSh to end in 2nd place on opposite side
17-28 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L
29-32 1s turn 1½ times to 2nd place own sides. 213

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

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This strathspey, The Spirit Of The Dance, was devised by Irene Paterson from Mukilteo, Washington State, in memory of Bob Blackie.

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