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A Valentine For Vanessa

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A VALENTINE FOR VANESSA (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Oberdan Otto Culver City Collection

1- 8 1s lead down for 2 steps and lead to cast to 2nd place, dance down and cross below 3s and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (1M+2s and 1L+3s) and start by crossing to give RSh to 3rd corner, 1s end between 2s/3s facing up/down
17-24 All set and 2s+3s change places RH up/down as 1s turn ¾ RH, all set across and 2s also 3s cross RH with partners as 1s turn ¾ to end in lines across
25-32 All set and 2s+3s change place up/down as 1s cast round their 1st corner (pstn), all advance (and kiss?) then ½ turn partner with crossed hands then all loop right to 2nd place on own sides

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

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Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year in many countries around the world.
Since the 15th century the day has been used by lovers to express their affection for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

Valentine Card Image
Valentine - Around 1850

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