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Stuttgart Strathspey

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STUTTGART STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 2C (4C set) E Mueller RSCDS Book 33

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place, cross LH and cast back to original places
9-16 2s cross LH, cast up, 2s+1s turn partners 2H to own sides
17-24 2s+1s dance reel of 4 across (1M and 2L pass LSh to start)
25-32 2s+1s dance RH across ½ way and cross RH to own sides, 1s+2s dance LH across ½ way and cross LH to own sides

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

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Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, is a city of historical and industrial significance.

Stuttgart is unusual in the scheme of German cities. It is spread across a variety of hills (some of them covered in vineyards), valleys (especially around the Neckar river and the Stuttgart basin) and parks.

It became the capital of the County of Württemberg in the 15th century and later served as the capital of the Kingdom of Württemberg. With a population exceeding 600,000, it stands as Germany's sixth-largest city.

Renowned as an automotive hub, Stuttgart is home to major car manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, and hosts the impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum. The city is culturally rich, featuring institutions like the State Theatre and State Gallery. Stuttgart 21, a substantial ongoing project, focuses on modernizing the railway infrastructure and urban development.

The city's greenery, such as the Schlossgarten, offers a tranquil escape, while festivals like the Cannstatter Volksfest contribute to its vibrant cultural scene. Stuttgart's architecture blends historic and modern elements, showcased in landmarks like the Old Castle and Fernsehturm Stuttgart. The culinary scene is diverse, and the Stuttgart Wine Village celebrates the region's wines annually. Education plays a significant role, with the city housing prominent universities and research institutions.

Stuttgart harmoniously combines its historical roots, industrial prowess, cultural vibrancy, and commitment to education.

The RSCDS (Royal Scottish Country Dance Society) in Stuttgart is an active hub for Scottish country dancing enthusiasts. Affiliated with the international RSCDS, the Stuttgart branch promotes and preserves Scottish dance traditions, offering classes, events, and a welcoming community for dancers to enjoy this traditional form in southern Germany.


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