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Tartan Rainbow

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TARTAN RAINBOW (S3x32) 3C set Sue Petyt Tartan Rainbow Book

1- 8 2s set, 2M casts up and 2L down to positions above/below 1s/3rd couples and dance RH across (2M with 1s and 2L with 3s)
9-16 2s set advancing down/up and turn 2H to end in centre 2M facing up and 2L facing down and dance LH across (2M with 1s and 2L with 3s)
17-24 All dance the Knot ending 321
25-32 2s cross RH, cast down to bottom and dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple above (1s) 312

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

Tartan Rainbow (S3x32) 3C set Sue Petyt Tartan Rainbow

1-2 Second couple set
3-4 Second couple (pulling right shoulders back) cast, to finish in the middle of the set, second man above first couple facing down, second lady below third couple facing up
5-8 Second man dances right hands across with the first couple, WHILE second lady dances right hands across with the third couple
9-12 Second couple set advancing and turn with both hands to finish back to back, second man below first couple facing up, and second lady above third couple facing down
13-16 Second man dances left hands across with first couple, WHILE second lady dances left hand across with third couple, all finish back on the sides in original places
17-24 All three couples dance the Knot, finishing 3,2,1
25-28 Second couple cross right hands and cast behind the first couple (who are in third place), first couple step up on bars 27-28
29-32 Second couple dance half a figure of eight round the first couple

Repeat from new positions

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 1997)

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