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Trip To Paradise

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TRIP TO PARADISE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace From The Redwood Forest

1- 8 1s set and ½ turn LH, lead down below 3s, Cross&Cast up round 3s to give LH to partner in diag line between 1st corners
9-16 1s dance Corner Targe with 1st corners:-
' 9-12 corners chase clockwise to next corner while 1s ¾ turn LH and 1s turn 1st corners (in 4th corner pstn) RH while 2nd corners set
' 13-16 corners chase clockwise to next corner while 1s ¾ turn LH and 1s turn 1st corners (in 3rd corner pstn) RH to end between 2nd corners while 2nd corners set
17-24 1s dance Corner Targe with 2nd corners, 1s finish in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round and back (6 bars), end of bar 6 all drop hands, 1s dance round each other by LSh to own side 2nd place while 2s+3s chase anticlockwise to 1st and 3rd place.

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


TRIP TO PARADISE 32 Bar Strathspey For 3 Couples Ron Wallace

Bars 1 - 8 First couple set, turn by the left hand half way, lead down through the third couple, cross over, cast up around third couple to end between first corners, first couple join left hands, second couple step up on bars 5-6.
Bars 9 - 16 Corner Targe with first corners:
1-2 first couple turn by the left hand ¾ while all four corners chase clockwise to next corner
3-4 first couple turn first corners (in second corner position) once round by the right hand while second corners set
5-6 first couple turn by the left hand ¾ while all four corners chase clockwise to the next corner
7-8 first couple turn first corners (in opposite first corner positions) once round by the right hand and advance to end between second corners, while second corners set
Bars 17 - 24 Corner Targe with second corners, first couple end in second place on opposite side
Bars 25 - 32 Second, first and third couples circle six hands round and back, at the end of bar 6 all drop hands, first couple dance round each other by the left shoulder to own side second place while the second and third couples chase counter clockwise to end in first and third places respectively.
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by Ron Wallace, October 13, 1998 - Copyright © 1998 by Ron Wallace. All rights reserved.)


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Dance devised by Ron Wallace, October 13, 1998. His father was John Angus MacDonald, his grandfather was John Angus MacDonald, his great grandfather was John Angus MacDonald... "Mac" to many, "Angus" to others, this man was truly great. This year (1998) Angus made his "Trip to Paradise" and the Santa Rosa Scottish Dancers mourn his death and revel in the wonderful memories provided by his wit, shortbread, helping hands and especially his presence.

Recommended Music: Trip to Paradise by Ron Wallace.

Dance Information Copyright © 1998 by Ron Wallace. All rights reserved.


Paradise is an incorporated town in Butte County, in the northwest foothills of Upstate California's Central Valley, in the Sierra. Significant landmarks in Upstate California include the coastal redwood forests.

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Old Wagon Road Downhill To Paradise And Mt Tom


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