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The White Rabbit (Skelton)

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THE WHITE RABBIT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton Reel Reflections

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way and ½ turn partner RH, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-12 2s+1s+3s set and 1s cast clockwise while 2s and 3s petronella turn into middle
13-16 1s cross between 2s/3s while 2s+3s set, 1s dance clockwise to 2nd place while 2s+3s ½ turn partner RH to end Men facing down and Ladies up
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance a Weasel Reel:
 2s+3s dance part reel of 4 up/down middle but when reaching either end they dance clockwise to top/bottom to re-enter reel while 1s start by dancing clockwise to replace dancer leaving the reel. All end where they started
25-28 2s+3s ½ turn partner RH and set while 1s dance clockwise and cross between 2s/3s
29-32 1s dance clockwise to 2nd place (opposite side) while 2s+3s ¾ turn RH to opposite sides and all cross RH

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

Dance Notes

Weasel Reel - Dancers facing down, reel down middle and dance up Men's side while those facing up reel up middle and dance down Ladies' side

(Dance notes by Charles Upton and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance White Rabbit (Boyd) by Iain Boyd.

The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.

The White Rabbit is a fictional character that plays a central role in Lewis Carroll's classic novel, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Introduced early in the story, the White Rabbit is a peculiar character known for his distinctive appearance and the sense of urgency that surrounds him.

Dressed in a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch, the White Rabbit captures the attention of Alice, the protagonist, when she sees him in a state of apparent panic, worrying about being late. This encounter prompts Alice to follow him down the rabbit hole, setting the stage for her extraordinary journey through Wonderland.

Throughout the narrative, the White Rabbit reappears at various points, inadvertently guiding Alice and influencing the events that unfold in this whimsical and surreal world. His character adds an element of unpredictability and contributes to the dreamlike quality of Carroll's narrative.

White Rabbit
The White Rabbit From Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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