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Tom's Friends

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TOM'S FRIENDS (S96) Sq.Set Roy Goldring The Reel Book

1- 8 1s+3s ¾ turn RH, Ladies pass LSh into reel of 4 and Men end back-to-back facing partners
9-16 1s+3s set, turn 2H into circle for 4H round to left ending in original places
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16
33-40 All Ladies dance in (1 step), cast round partner RSh, dance clockwise, round next Man RSh to end in opposite places
41-48 Men repeat but dancing anticlockwise
49-64 Ladies repeat and Men repeat back to original places
65-72 1s+3s advance and retire and turn corners with nearer hand 1½ times
73-80 Couples at top and bottom (2s+4s) advance and retire and turn corners 1½ times to face own partners
81-88 All set to partners, petronella turn, set and turn RH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
89-96 All Promenade round and turn partners into centre for bow and curtsey

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

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