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The Trysting Place

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THE TRYSTING PLACE (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Iain Boyd RSCDS Book 35

1- 8 1s+2s Set&Link, Set&Link again back to original places
9-16 1M and 2L cross RH and set while 1L and 2M set and cross RH, repeat back to places
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back to end in line of 4 in middle facing partners (Ladies facing down and Men up)
25-32 1s+2s dance Highland Schottische Poussette:
   1s set Highland Schottische step with both hands joined dancing out to Men's side while 2s set and dance out to Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
   1s dance Highland Schottische down Men's side and 2s up Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
   1s+2s dance Highland Schottische into centre to reform line of 4 in middle with couples having changed places, Men facing down, Ladies facing up
   2s+1s ¾ turn partners 2H to own sides, 1s ending in 2nd place own side

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

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A Trysting Place is a prearranged place for a meeting or assignation, especially between lovers to meet at a specific time.

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