Miss Janet Laing's Strathspey

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Name: Miss Janet Laings' Strathspey Type: Strathspey Bars: 32
Set: 4 couple longwise (4 couple dance) Devised by: Mrs Maurice Cramb
Published in: RSCDS Book 22

RSCDS Book 22 (Pocket edition, No 11, page 18), 1984

Own music: Unknown Suggested music: Unknown

Dance instructions

1 - 4 1st lady & 4th man petronella turn and set.
5 - 8 1st lady turns 2nd man right hand, then 3rd man left hand to finish in 4th mans place. meanwhile 4th man turns 3rd lady right hand, then 2nd lady left hand to finish in 1st ladys place.
9 - 12 1st man & 4th lady petronella turn and set.
13 - 16 1st man turns 2nd lady right hand, then 3rd lady left hand to finish in 4th ladies place. meanwhile 4th lady turns 3rd man right hand, then 2nd man left hand to finish in 1st mans place. The order should now be 4,2,3,1 with 4s & 1s on opposite sides.
17 - 20 1s dance 4 hands round with the 3s, on the 4th step 1s dance up to join 2s. Meanwhile 4s dance 4 hands round with the 2s, on the 4th step 4s dance down to join 3s. This should leave the dancers in a large circle.
21 -24 1s dance 4 hands round with the 2s while 4s dance 4 hands round with the 3s to finish in original places.
25 - 28 All dance ¼ grand chain (4 couple) (this brings 1s to the bottom).
29 - 32 2s, 3s & 4s continue the grand chain (3 couple) while 1s turn partner 1 ½ times. The dance finishes in the order 2s, 3s, 4s, 1s.

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