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The Thistle And The Columbine

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THE THISTLE AND THE COLUMBINE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Janet Renton, 2007

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up); 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance path of diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners while 2s+3s dance R+L round them. 1s end BtoB in centre 2nd place ready for...
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles ending with Petronella turn to 2nd place own side and face down
25-32 1s dance down between 3s, cast up, meet and dance up, cast round 2s to 2nd place own side. 213

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

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This dance, The Thistle And The Columbine, was named by the deviser Miss Janet Renton in 2007 prior to an approaching visit to Colorado, USA, after the emblem of Scotland (the Thistle) and the State flower of Colorado (the Columbine flower), USA.

The Thistle And The Columbine
The Thistle And The Columbine

Image copyright (Thistle) GFDL licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Image copyright (Columbine) Zenhaus [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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