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LINNEA’S STRATHSPEY (S8x32)  Tim Wilson  Dunsmuir Dances  1- 8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s cross passing LSh & cast RSh round 1 st  corners into face them  9-16 1s dance ‘Hello-Goodbye’ setting & end passing RSh to face out in 2 nd  place own sides 17-24 2s+1s+3s dance a chaperoned chain progression: `2s & 3s ¾ turn RH into middle while 1s cast to right picking up 2L/3M who `promenade ½ way clockwise as 2M+3L turn LH 1½ times `1s dance on to 2 nd  place own sides while 3s & 2s ¾ turn RH 25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande Dance notes: 15-16 This unusual conclusion of ‘Hello-Goodbye’ setting has been referred to as depicting an ‘L’ shape (for Linnea) - this was not intended but can serve as a mnemonic teaching device for dancers. “Bars 15-16 end with a right shoulder pass because that was Linnea's preference. We tried it with the standard petronella left-shoulder pass through the center and with a right hand turn 3/4 but much preferred the sweep of the right shoulder pass to face out in second place.”   
This dance was devised by Tim Todd Wilson in 2001 and published, in a collection of 22 dances and 12 tunes, by the “Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers Scottish Country, Highland, and Step Dancing Performance Group of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area” to celebrate their 21st anniversary. On the subject of music, Tim says: “I have no preferred tune. I wanted to leave the style of tune open in case the dance made it onto a dance program. That way the band has the freedom to select a tune appropriate for its placement in the program as a whole. Personally, I enjoy dancing this to a traditional strathspey.” Several tunes are suggested for musicians and Ron Mackey recommends the CD recording of Peggy’s Strathspey from RSCDS Book 41 (Millennium). 2013 Update: This dance was included in RSCDS Book 47 with the extra information that it was devised for Linnea Johnson of the San Francisco Class on the occasion of her birthday. The tune which has been recorded for it by Gordon Shand is ‘Earl Grey’ by James Hill.