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Sprig Of Ivy (Mitchell)

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SPRIG OF IVY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 22

1- 8 1s set, cast to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH, finishing in middle facing up, ready for...
9-16 3 couple Allemande. On bars 15-16 1s turn LH to face 3rd corner as 2s+3s cross RH to opposite sides
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners, pass LSh, dance ½ reel of 4 with 4th corners finish in 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(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 (Dickson) by John Bowie Dickson.

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.

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A Sprig Of Ivy With Berries In Ayrshire, Scotland

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