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Windmills Of Spain (Original)

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WINDMILLS OF SPAIN (Original) (R4x32) 4C set Mary and Jerónimo Maeso Iberian Commemorative Book

1- 8 1s+4s set, 1s lead down to 4th place while 4s cast up to 1st place. 1s+4s cross RH with partner and face out
9-12 1s cast up 1 place, turn LH, finish in centre facing 3s while 4s cast 1 place, turn LH, finish in centre facing 2s (2s and 3s step up/down bars 9-10)
13-16 All dance the Olé:
   full turn right about in place (pas-de-basque) with RH in air and LH on hip
17-20 1s+4s dance LH across once round
21-28 1s+4s retain LH and join RH with corners to dance St Andrew's Cross ("double LH across"). All drop hands, 1s and 4s face corners
29-30 1M+3L turn LH and 1W+3M turn RH while 4M+2W turn RH and 4L+2M turn LH to end 2(4)(1)3
31-32 1s+4s cross RH with partner to own sides. 2413

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

Dance Notes

This is the original, unmodified version of the dance "Windmills Of Spain" by the same deviser.

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Dance Information

Also see the dance Windmills Of Spain (Modified) modified by Jeronimo Maeso.

A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of the wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.

The main use is for a grinding mill powered by the wind, reducing a solid or coarse substance into pulp or minute grains, by crushing, grinding, or pressing. Windmills have also provided energy to sawmills, paper mills, hammermills, and windpumps for obtaining fresh water from underground or for drainage (especially of land below sea level).

The Windmills Of Campo De Criptana Which Were Immortalized In Chapter VIII Of Don Quixote

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Text from this original windmill article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Campo De Criptana article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Lourdes Cardenal, Windmills at Campo de Criptana in La Mancha (Spain).

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