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The St Nicholas Boat

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THE ST NICHOLAS BOAT (J8x48) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance ¾ Double Fig of 8 (1s cast to start)
9-16 2s+1s+3s set, cross RH, set and ½ turn RH into centre
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance a Tandem reel of 3 (Men following partners with 1s giving RSh to 2s to start)
25-32 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s RSh to 2s to start) ending with 2M+1M BtoB facing other partner
33-40 2s+1s dance reel of 4 across (RSh to Ladies) Men end by curving into BtoB position facing own partner
41-48 2s lead down between 3s as 1s ½ turn RH and follow 2s, cross below 3s, cast up (2s to top and 1s to 2nd place) and cross RH to own sides

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

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