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Miss Granger’s Strathspey

A 32-bar strathspey for three couples in a four-couple longwise set


1st couple set and cast off one place (2nd couple step up on bars 3–4).


1st couple dance half a figure of eight around 2nd couple to second place on opposite sides.


2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance reels of three on the sides, 1st couple crossing over to own sides in third place to begin while 2nd couple dance out and down and third couple dance out and up. 1st couple finish in second place on own sides.


1st couple followed by 2nd couple lead down the middle. 2nd couple divide to let 1st couple through, then 1st couple followed by 2nd couple lead back up the middle. Finish with 1st couple in top place facing down with nearer hands joined, 2nd couple in second place facing up with nearer hands joined.


1st and 2nd couples dance The Surge:

Both couples, with nearer hands joined, advance (1 step) and retire (1 step).
1st couple, still with nearer hands joined, dance down to second place between 2nd couple, who separate and dance up to first place. (1st couple do not dance out to the sidelines, and 2nd couple come in slightly to begin the turn.)
2nd and 1st couples turn partners with both hands once round, staying in the centre with their backs to their own side.
Dropping hands and pulling right shoulders back, all cast away from their partner out to their own sidelines (similar to Argyll Strathspey, bars 7–8) to finish in progressed places.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Devised by Anselm Lingnau, July 2007.

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