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Wells House

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WELLS HOUSE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Wells House

1- 8 1s cross below 2s to opposite sides, set to 3s on sides, set to partner, set to 2s
9-16 2s+1s dance ½ double Fig of 8, 1s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8
17-24 2s+1s+3s petronella into centre and set, 2L followed by 1L+3L dance up to top and down own side as 3M followed by 1M+2M dance down and up own side
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance the Knot

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

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The Wells House after which this dance is named is in Ilkley, a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England.
This grand old spa hotel was opened in 1856 adjacent to Ilkley Moor, giving patrons (including Charles Darwin) easy access to local spa facilities.

Roy and Doreen Goldring taught Scottish Country Dancing there as an adult education class but sadly times have changed and the building has now been converted into luxury flats.

Wells House
Wells House

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