The Sunday Class
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LAND OF THE HEATHER HILLS  (S4x32)  3s & 4s on opp sides Barry Priddey  Capercallie Book 1- 8 1s & 4s set, 1L followed by partner cast to dance Fig of 8 on Ladies side round 2L+3M & end diagonally facing 2M (partner behind her) while 4L followed by partner cast to dance Fig of 8 round 3L+2M & ends diagonally facing 3M (2s & 3s step up/down on bars 7-8)  9-16 1s+4s dance ½ diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 1 st  corners, 1s+4s pass LSh (½ turning other partner LH) & dance a ½ Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2 nd  corners & end passing LSh (½ turning other partner) & face 1 st  corners 17-24 1s+4s repeat above reels, pass LSh & ½ turn other partner to end singly on opposite sides (from which they started) order 2 (1) 4 (3) 25-32 All dance ½ reels of 4 on sides, 1s+4s do not pass LSh but turn 2H to (3)(1) 4 2, all set & cross RH0
A 4 couple strathspey, with 2 dancing couples dancing 4 half alternating tandem reels of four! Once you get the pattern, the turns (more a quarter than a half) always put you in the right place for the next reel. Think “contra partner” as in The Bees of Maggieknockater or Autumn in Appin ..... Devised by Barry Priddey of Sutton Coldfield RSCDS Branch, it is typical of Barry’s dances in that “(S)He who stands still is a sissy!”