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The Vancouver Island Reel

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THE VANCOUVER ISLAND REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Auld Friends Meet

1- 8 1L and 3M set while 1M and 3L dance in to LSh to LSh 3L facing up, 1M down, 1s+3s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1M and 3L dance out to partner place while 3M and 1L cast (3M down, 1L up) to partner's place
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 from new positions, to finish 1L facing out, 1M facing in
17-24 1s turn 2s 1½ RH, 1s meet in centre; 1s dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place. 213
25-28 All dance Allemande Right:-
' 2s+1s+3s advance for 2, give RH to partner and Lady turns under Man's arm, Lady dances back to place as Man retires
29-32 All turn partners RH. 213

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

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