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A Trip To The Drakensberg

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A TRIP TO THE DRAKENSBERG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Barbara J Rendle-Braime RSCDS Book 38

1- 8 1s set, cast 2 places and dance up to top (end with 2s stepping in below 1s)
9-16 1s+2s dance Poussette (end with 1s facing 1st corners)
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh and dance ½ reel with 2nd corners (1s end 2nd place opposite side)
25-32 3M+1M+2M petronella turn into centre and set while 3L+1L+2L set and petronella turn into centre, all turn partners RH (end in Allemande hold)
33-40 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

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

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The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, rising to 3,482 metres (11,424 ft) in height.

The Drakensberg is the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation in this region - 2,000 to 3,482 metres (6,562 to 11,424 feet). It is located in South Africa and Lesotho.

The Drakensberg escarpment stretches for over 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Eastern Cape Province in the South, then successively forms, in order from south to north, the border between Lesotho and the Eastern Cape and the border between Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal Province. Thereafter it forms the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State, and next as the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Province. It winds north, through Mpumalanga, where it includes features such as the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels and God's Window. It moves north again above Tzaneen in Limpopo Province, where it includes the Wolkberg Mountains and Iron Crown Mountain, at 2,200 m (7,200 ft) above sea level, the Wolkberg being the highest mountain range in Limpopo. It veers west again and at Mokopane it is known as the Strydpoort Mountains.

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The Drakensberg
The Drakensberg

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