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    Breest, Anja May 12, 2006, 2:56 p.m. (Message 45263)

    I have a question about a dance again.
    
    "The Swan" was on a ball programm I attended some years ago.
    I only have crib notes of it and have difficulties to interpret the last 8
          bars and can't remember how we have done it.
    
    
    THE SWAN (S8x32) 2c (4C set) Aoteaora Coll. (NZ)
    1-8   All set, 1L & 2M cross RH for two, all cross LH on the Sidelines, All
          set.
    9-16  1L & 2L cast off one place (men step up about a half place), 1L & 2L
          lead up the middle to face partner,
          All turn partner 1½ RH for four, finishing 1c facing down, 2c facing
          up.
    17-24 Allemande to change places: 1c start down to the Right, Quarter turn,
    Quarter turn, step to pass 2c,
          Quarter turn, step in-and-under, fall back, while 2c do the same
    starting up to the Right, ... . 1c finish on opposite side of dance.
    
    
    The "Original Crib" is:
    25-32 All set; 1c cast off one place, __ cross diagonally LH, cast up___,
          while 2c lead up, cast down, lead up.
    
    Well, I don't know what "cross diagonally LH" means.
    And then, if 1c cast up while 2c lead up (and it is a 2C dance) they will
          end on the same place...
    
    My interpretation is:
    25-32 All set; 1c cast off one place, ___cross up, cast down___, while 2c
          lead up, cast down, lead up.
    
    Does anybody know the original and can clear this?
    
    Or does anybody has a different interpretation?
    
    Thank you,
    Anja
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    Lydia Hedge May 12, 2006, 3:05 p.m. (Message 45264, in reply to message 45263)

    Original instructions sent privately. I imagine Romaine is fast asleep at this
    moment.
    
    Lydia
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    Lydia Hedge May 12, 2006, 5:31 p.m. (Message 45267, in reply to message 45263)

    After a request, I am including the last 8 bars (typed from the original book) 
    at the bottom of this message (after having deleted all but the relevant bits).
    
    Lydia
    
    > THE SWAN (S8x32) 2c (4C set) Aoteaora Coll. (NZ)
    
    > The "Original Crib" is:
    > 25-32 All set; 1c cast off one place, __ cross diagonally LH, cast up___,
    >       while 2c lead up, cast down, lead up.
    > 
    > Well, I don't know what "cross diagonally LH" means.
    > And then, if 1c cast up while 2c lead up (and it is a 2C dance) they will
    >       end on the same place...
    > 
    > My interpretation is:
    > 25-32 All set; 1c cast off one place, ___cross up, cast down___, while 2c
    >       lead up, cast down, lead up.
    
    ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS
    from Aotearoa Collection
    
    25-26 First and second couples, joining nearer hands, set on the sidelines.
    
    27-28 First couple cast off one place while second couple, taking nearer 
    hands, dance up to top place.
    
    29-30 Second couple cast off one place while first couple, taking right 
    hands, dance up and cross over to own side in top place.
    
    31-32 First couple cast off one place while second couple, taking nearer 
    hands, dance up to top place.

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