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A Strathspey For Bar

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A STRATHSPEY FOR BAR (S4x32) Sq.Set Brian Pierson 2013
Note: Ladies progress 1 place anticlockwise to new partner each time through, Men remain in original places

Part 1
1-16 All dance the 'Cloverleaf':-

1-8 Ladies dance ¾ RH across while Men dance 1 place anticlockwise. All turn partners ½ LH and promenade 1 place anticlockwise, Man crosses Lady LH in front into centre as he dances to place
9-16 All repeat bars 1-8
17-24 Men dance in front of partner, behind next Lady and finish beside Lady opposite. Ladies dance in front of Man (to Left), behind next Man and finish beside partner
25-32 All set to corners, turn ¾ RH and promenade to Man's original place

Part 2
1-16 All dance the 'Cloverleaf'
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+4s dance ½ R&L
25-32 All set to corners, turn ¾ RH and promenade to Man's original place

Part3
1-16 All dance the 'Cloverleaf'
17-24 1s+3s set, dance ½ RH across. 2s+4s set, dance ½ RH across
25-32 All set to corners, turn ¾ RH and promenade to Man's original place

Part 4
1-16 All dance the 'Cloverleaf'
17-24 Men dance in front of partner, behind next Lady and finish beside Lady opposite. Ladies dance in front of Man (to Left), behind next Man and finish beside partner
25-32 All set to corners, turn ¾ RH and promenade with original partner to Man's original place. Ladies finish BtoB in centre

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


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Dance Information

Dance Written For Barbara Martlew By Brian Pierson.
Tune "Bar's Lullaby" By Ken And Bar Martlew.

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