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Taught/practised on: 2017 February 5 th
ANNA HOLDEN'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 2C John Drewry RSCDS Book 42   1- 4 1s+2s dance RH across   5- 8 1s cross down to 2 nd  place as 2s cast up, 1M+2L turn LH as 1L+2M turn RH into a line across (1s between 2s) facing down    9-16 1s+2s dance down in line, 1s turn & face up as 2s turn in behind, dance up, 1s casting to 2 nd  place opposite sides as 2s dance to 1st place own sides 17-24 2M+1L also 2L+1M set, petronella in tandem into centre, set & petronella in tandem to sides 25-32 1s+2s set, circle 4H round ½ way; 1s turn 2H 1½ times to 2 nd  place own side
John   Drewry   devised   this   dance   for Anna   Holden   in   July   1991   as   “a   tribute   to   her   directorship   of   the   60th   Summer School   at   St   Andrews   in   1991”,   and   it   includes   the   newly-devised   figure   “Petronella   in   tandem”.   The   tune   “The 60 th  Summer School” was composed by Muriel Jouhnstone. John Drewry also noted: Some   years   ago   I   attended   a   class   in   San   Francisco   which   was   taught   by   Mark   Post.   He   taught   “The Braes   of   Mellinish”   with   the   down   and   up   movement   (bars   9-16)   as   in   bars   9-16   of   this   dance, explaining   that   Miss   Milligan   had   taught   it   this   way   while   he   was   at   St. Andrews.   I   felt   that   this   was far   superior   to   the   way   we   now   do   “The   Braes   of   Mellinish”   and   so   have   incorporated   it   in   this dance. Anna   Campbell   Holden,   a   member   of   Birmingham   RSCDS   Branch,   was   both   an   examiner   and   a   teacher   of   day   and weekend schools all over the world, as well as Director of Summer School for several years.