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Tempest In A Teacup

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TEMPEST IN A TEACUP (R3x64) 3C set Terry Glasspool Strathspey Anniversary Collection
2s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s dance R&L. Men end facing out
9-12 1s+2s dance ½ Ladies' Chain ending in line across, Ladies RH joined
13-20 1s+2s dance The Targe:
   13-14 Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
   15-16 Men turn partner once round LH
   17-18 Repeat 1-2
   19-20 Men turn partner ¾ LH onto side lines (1s on Ladies' side, 2s on Men's side)
21-24 1s+2s dance ½ Ladies' Chain. 2(1)3
25-32 RSh reels of 3 on sides, 1s dance down passing 3s RSh to start
33-56 1s+3s repeat 1-24 but with Men and Ladies swapped over i.e. R&L Ladies face out; Ladies Chain with Men crossing RH to start, etc
57-64 RSh reels of 3 on sides, 3s dancing up passing 2s at top RSh to start. 2(3)1

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

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