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Together In Kippo

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Together In Kippo
J. Duncan Keppie
3x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   1s SET, TURN BH, CAST and TURN BH;

  9-16 HAND-IN-HAND REEL OF 3: 2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples dance Hand-in-Hand reel of 3, starting with 2nd and 1st couples passing right shoulders (this reel is performed by dancing a reel of 3 nearer hands joined with partner when dancing up or down the reel and changing hands at the top and bottom of the reel as one reverses direction so staying on your own side of the set);

17-24 WHEELS: 2s and 1s RH wheel, then 1s and 3s LH wheel ending ready for;

25-32 1s and 3s dance the Keppoch:
Bars 25-28: 1st and 2nd couples dance forward on right, hop, backward on left, hop (as in the 1st bar of the Glasgow Highlanders setting step), then travel forward diagonally to the right (1 bar), forward on left, hop, backward on right, hop (as in the 3rd bar of the Glasgow Highlanders setting step), then travel forward diagonally to the left (1 bar): couples have now changed places, men passing left shoulders, and are now back-to-back;
Bars 29-32: retaining hands joined at the shoulder, turn once to end on own side.

Repeat with new 1st couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, J. Duncan Keppie)


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