Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder

Ian Brockbank

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Hi Carole,

> My question is presented from 4th Ladies position, and my
> dancing experience is less than 16 months. Please be gentle.
> Bars 41-48 - All dance reels of four across the set.
> Bars 49-56 - 1C,3C dance out diagonally between 2C,4C
> respectively to start figures of 8 around them.
>
> Will someone please explain?
> After the reels to they 1C,3C go back to place?
> Where does 3rd Lady/Man go to start the figure of eight?
> Up, down, across, right/left shoulder to fourth Lady/Man.
> I hope you will be willing to help clarify this for me.

You start the reels of four in two lines across the dance

/====\
2M 1M 3L 4L \ 2M /1M
2L 1L 3M 4M ><
TOP / 2L \1L
\====/

and you finish them in the same place. 1st couple are now ideally
placed to dance the figure of eight around the 2nd couple, and 3rd
couple likewise around 4th couple. They cross between the couple,
cast back into the middle, cross out between them again and cast
back in ready for the left hands across.

HTH,

Ian
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