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The Winter Garden

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THE WINTER GARDEN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Joyce Porteous Third Sheaf Collection

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast 2 places, cross up to 2nd place facing out (2s step up 5-6)
9-12 1s turn 3s (Men LH, Ladies RH) 1s meet and dance up
13-16 1s turn 2s (Men LH, Ladies RH) 1s set advancing to end BtoB facing 1st corners
17-20 Corner Pass and Twirl with 1st corners:-
' 1s pass corners RSh, dance round corner place, pass each other LSh to face 2nd corners while
' 1st corners dance in, ½ turn 2H, face and pulling back RSh dance out to opposite corner place
21-24 Corner Pass and Twirl with 2nd corners. 1s end LSh to LSh in middle facing own side
25-28 1s turn 1½ LH while 3s+2s chase clockwise ½ way round
29-32 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across. 213

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

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The deviser of this dance, Joyce Porteous, is a class teacher at Silverdale School for RSCDS Sheffield, a short distance from Sheffield Winter Garden in the centre of Sheffield.

Winter Garden Image
Fountain In Sheffield Winter Garden

Image Copyright Steve F [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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