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Welcome To Nerja

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WELCOME TO NERJA (J5x48) 5C Sq.Set Betty MacKenzie 9 for 90 Aberdeen 90th
5s in centre facing 1s

1- 8 1s+2s+3s+4s promenade round clockwise as 5s turn RH and turn LH
9-16 5s+1s dance RH across, 5L dances RSh round 1M and across to face 3M as 5M dances RSh round 1L and across to face 3L
17-24 5s+3s dance LH across, 5L dances LSh round 3M and round to face 4M as 5M dances LSh round 3L and round to face 4L
25-32 5s dance parallel reels of 3 across with 4s+2s (LSh to 4s to start) and end facing 1s
33-40 5s dance parallel reels of 3 up/down with 1s+3s (RSh to 1s to start) and end facing 4s
41-48 5s make an arch and dance out, crossing (5L dancing under 5M arm) into 4th place as 4s dance under arch curving to right to face 3s. Repeat with 3s, 2s and 1s to end with 1s in centre
After bar 8 all the subsequent figures start with 5M facing a Lady, 5L facing a Man

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

Dance Notes

After bar 8 the following figures all start with 5M facing a Man, 5L facing a Lady.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Dance Information

There are five big arches at the entrance on the old road welcoming visitors into Nerja. This gave the inspiration for the dance. When David and I (Betty MacKenzie) first went to live in Spain in 2003, I devised the dance as a thank you to Jean Rennie, teacher of the Nerja Group, for making us so welcome.

(Dance Information by the deviser, Betty MacKenzie.)

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is on the country's southern Mediterranean coast, about 50 km east of Málaga.
Nerja Arches Image
Nerja Arches

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