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Staircase In Styria

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STAIRCASE IN STYRIA (R5x40) 5C set Margaret Gray

1- 8 1s+2M also 3s+4M dance RH across, 1s+2L also 3s+4L dance LH across
9-16 1s+4M also 3s+5M dance RH across, 1s+4L also 3s+5L dance LH across and 1L also 3L end facing out Ladies' side with partners behind them
17-24 1s and 3s dance out Ladies' side and cast up 1 place, cross to Men's side and cast up to original place Ladies looping round by the right
25-32 1s Cross&Cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up and cast (1s to 3rd place, 3s to 2nd place)
33-40 1s Cross&Cast 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up and cast (1s to 5th place, 5s to 4th place). 23451
NB - No stepping up or down until bar 27

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


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