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Toddle Wi' Joy

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TODDLE WI' JOY (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Ian Dall Third Sheaf Collection

1- 8 1s lead down (3), lead up (3) to top and face out. 1s change places with 2s (Men LH, Ladies RH)
9-16 Mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start). End with 2s and 3s curving into place
17-22 1L+2M also 1M+3L dance modified La Baratte (omit initial 2 bar setting) as follows:-
' 17-18 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' 19-20 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
' 21-22 Couple change places LH to opposite places (2M and 3L omit polite turn)
23-24 1L+3L also 2M+1M change places RH
25-32 3 couples Set&Link. 1s petronella turn to 2nd place opposite sides while 2M+3M and 2L+3L cross RH. All set
33-38 1L+3M also 1M+2L dance modified La Baratte (as 17-22)
39-40 1L+2L also 3M+1M change places RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

Toddle Wi' Joy - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Toddle Wi' Joy Painting Image
Toddle Wi' Joy
"Mother With Toddler In The Chicken Farm" Gustav Süs (1823-1881), Oil On Canvas

Image Copyright Gustav Süs (1823-1881) ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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