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The Sprig Of Ivy (Dickson)

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THE SPRIG OF IVY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Boston Celebrate 50 Years

1- 8 1s set and cross down RH to 2nd place, set and turn LH 1¼ to face 2nd corners
9-16 1s dance Pass&Turn with 2nd corners and 1s turn right about to face 1st corner, repeat with 1st corners and end turning right about to 1L facing up and 1M down
17-24 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 2s and 3s chase clockwise ½ way (1s follow couples and end in middle)
25-32 1s dance LH across (Man with 3s at top and Lady with 2s) and all chase anticlockwise ½ way. 213

Second time:- 1s+4s change places LH on sides as new 1s begin

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance Sprig Of Ivy (Mitchell) by John W Mitchell.

Hedera (English name Ivy, plural Ivies) is a genus of 15 species of climbing or ground-creeping evergreen woody plants in the family Araliaceae, native to the Atlantic Islands, western, central and southern Europe, northwestern Africa and across central-southern Asia east to Japan.

Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been developed for specific aesthetic qualities and used in ornamental horticulture.

On suitable surfaces, living tree, natural rock outcrop, or built masonry and lumber structures, they can climb from 3 feet (0.91 m) to at least 100 feet (30 m) above the ground.

Sprig Of Ivy
A Sprig Of Ivy With Berries In Ayrshire, Scotland

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