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The Sum Of All The Parts

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THE SUM OF ALL THE PARTS (S3x32) 3C set Chris Ronald, 2019

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across (3 bars), LH across (3 bars), 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s dance up to top. 213
9-16 1s+1st corners dance La Baratte:
 9-12 1s+1st corners set, 1s ½ turn 1st corner RH, retain hands
 13-16 Men retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places; 1s change places LH with 1st corner
17-24 1L+2s (at top) and 1M+3s circle 3H round to right; flowing into circle 6H round to right (1s lead 2s/3s into 6H round)
25-32 3s+1s+2 dance 'Slip Knot': as normal Knot but Bars 31-32: 2s turn to own side while 1s+3s dance ½ LH across. 231

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

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