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The Torridon Cross

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THE TORRIDON CROSS (J4x48) 4C set John Brenchley The Other Kangaroo Paw
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+4s cross RH, cast to 2nd/3rd places, 1s+4s dance LH across remaining in middle with 1s facing 2s, 3s facing 4s
9-12 1s+2s also 3s+4s turn RH once round. 1s+4s in middle chase anticlockwise 1 place round to finish BtoB in centre with1s facing Men's side, 4s facing Ladies' side
13-16 1s+4s set to corners and partner (as 'Hello-Goodbye') to finish BtoB in centre with 4s facing up, 1s facing down
17-28 All dance Interlocking diagonal reels of 4 giving LH across in centre. Finish as end bar 16
29-36 1s+4s dance RSh round corner into centre, dance RH across, retain partner's hand with 1s turning to face down, 4s face up
37-40 1s+4s cross out of ends and cast up/down. 24(1)(3)
41-48 All turn partner RH, all circle 8H round ½ way to finish 31(4)(2)

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

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