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Tribute To Alba

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TRIBUTE TO ALBA (R4x32) 4C set Yoshiki Oyama
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 2s+3s set, dance La Baratte:-
' 3-4 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' 5-6 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
' 7-8 Couple change places LH to opposite places. End 2L followed by 2M facing 1M, 3L followed by 3M facing 4M
9-16 Double diagonal alternating tandem reels of 4:-
' 1s and 4s dance in, ½ LH across, dance out to opposite place, loop round and dance back similarly while
' 2s and 3s dance out to corner, change lead, dance back in, pass LSh, 2s facing 1L, 3s facing 4L and dance last half of reel in same way. End 3L followed by 3M facing Men's side, 2L followed by 2M facing Ladies' side
17-20 1s+4s chase ½ round clockwise while 3s+2s dance LH across. End in centre 3s facing 4s (up), 2s facing 1s (down)
21-24 3M+4L, 3L+4M, 2M+1L and 2L+1M set, change places RH
25-28 3s+2s chase ½ round clockwise while 4s+1s dance LH across. 4s face up, 1s down nearer hands joined with partner
29-32 2s+3s set, cross RH while 4s+1s dance up/down out of ends and cast to 2nd/3rd place. 24(1)(3)

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

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This dance, Tribute to Alba, was composed by Yoshiki Oyama for SCD group Alba's 15th year anniversary.

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