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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 1 place, 2s step up on bars 3 and 4. 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RH across once round, the 1s finish facing their first corners
9- 16 1s dance the track of a reel of four to finish back to back in the center of the dance in second place facing their own sides while 2s+3s dance R&L
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance double triangles, 1s finishing in the centre of the dance facing down on their own side with nearer hands joined
25-32 1s dance down between 3s, cast up one place to meet in the centre of the dance facing up and with nearer hands joined dance up between the 2s and cast off one place

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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.
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The Thistle And The Columbine


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Image Copyright (Columbine) Zenhaus [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons.

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