Dance Video The Old Spedling Castle's Ghost's Dance (Video 1)

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The Old Spedling Castle's Ghost's Dance (J32, Jim Rae: Reels and Wheels (CD booklet))
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Eric Ferguson (Aug. 24, 2014, 2:30 p.m.) – Source: YouTube
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Ceilidh in the Common Room, Summer School 2013. twice through, new ghost each time.

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The Old Spedling Castle's Ghost's Dance 3/4L · J32

1-8
1s cross RH & cast down to 2nd place, cross LH & 1L casts up while 1M casts down
9-16
1s dance reels of 3 across RSh to 1st corners (1M followed by Ghost) & 1/2 turn LH in middle to face 3rd corners
17-24
1s dance RSh reels of 3 across (Man with 2s & Lady with 3s) & pass RSh to face 1st corners
25-32
1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH & partner LH back to 2nd place own side

1st Ghost (1st 32 bars)

1-8
4M stands for 8 bars
9-16
4M 'ghosts' 1M in reel with 3s & joins in with LH turn
17-24
4M 'ghosts' 1L reeling with 3s & changes to 'ghost' 1M who faces 1st corner
25-32
4M joins in with 1M turning 1st corner & dances long way round to lead 1M into 2nd corner, joins in RH turn & crosses back to place

2nd Ghost (2nd 32 bars)

1-8
Original 2nd Lady (now in 1st place) stands for 8 bars
9-16
Lady 'ghosts' 1L in reel with 3rd couple & joins in with LH turn
17-24
Lady 'ghosts' 1M reeling with 3rd couple & changes to 'ghost' 1L who faces Ladies 1st corner
25-32
Lady joins in with 1L turning 1st corner & dances long way round to lead 1L into her 2nd corner, joins in RH turn & crosses back to place

Deviser's note: this jig may be danced with or without "The Ghost"

(No diagram available.)