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Swings And Roundabouts

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS (M-4x(S32+J32)) 4C set Ian Dall Third Sheaf Collection

Strathspey
1- 8 1s turn RH, cast, turn 1¼ LH to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
9-10 1s+1st corners change places RH while 2nd corners set advancing slightly to centre
11-12 1st+2nd corners dance ½ LH across while 1s chase clockwise to next corner place
13-14 1L+3M and 1M+2L change places RH while 3L and 2M cast right to opposite corner place
15-16 1st+2nd corners chase clockwise to next corner while 1s turn 1½ LH to face 1st corners (in 2nd corner position)
17-24 Repeat 9-14 then 1s turn ¾ LH to 2nd place own side while 1st+2nd corners chase clockwise to next corner
25-28 ½ diagonal R&L (1L+3L and 1M+2M cross RH)
29-32 ½ diagonal R&L (1L+3M and 1M+2L cross RH)

Jig
33-64 1s repeat 1-32 from 2nd place (may replace LH turn 15-16 with change places LH)

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


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