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The Spring Fling Reel

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THE SPRING FLING REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Samantha Burton RSCDS Book 50

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up bars 3-4), cross RH, cast to Right to 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up
9-16 1L+2s and 1M+3s advance and retire, circle 6H ½ round to Left
17-24 1M+3s and 1L+2s advance and retire, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners. 1s end in middle 1M below 1L facing own sides
33-40 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance LH across. 1s end 2nd place opposite sides. 2s+3s turn LH while 1s turn RH 1½ times to own side. 213

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

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The Spring Fling Reel was the winning dance from the RSCDS Spring Fling London 2015 devising competition for young dancers.

Devised by Samantha Burton, London Branch, September 2014 The Spring Fling Reel was dedicated to the Samantha's parents, Penny and Geoff, and all those who taught her the joy of dancing, including birling.

Spring Fling
"Festival Of Spring (Allegoric Scene)" Vítězslav Karel Mašek (1865-1927), Oil On Canvas, c. 1889

Image copyright Vítězslav Karel Mašek, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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