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THE WEATHERCOCK (J4x32) Veronica Hughes  Leeds Silver Jubilee  1- 8 All dance RSh reels of 4 on own sides  9-16 1s & 3s set advancing into centre (give RH to partner) & Balance-in- Line while 2s & 4s step up, 1s+2s & 3s+4s dance RH across 17-24 Centre couple (1L+3M) 3/4 turn LH in centre while 1M & 3L dance round corner to meet partner in line across & set, repeat & set in line up/down dance 25-32 3s+2s & 1s+4s dance RH across once round, turn facing corner RH (2L+3L, 3M+2M, 1L+4L & 1M+4M) onto own sides  2 3 4 1 Dance Notes  1- 8 Cover in the reels of 4. 11-12  2s 4s must be awake to step up. 29-32 To finish with 3s in 2nd place and 4s in 3rd is intuitive for the Men; Ladies need to think about the extra half turn (or do only a half turn).
This dance was published by Leeds RSCDS when they celebrated their Silver Jubilee in 1987. A weather vane or weathercock is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. They are typically used as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building. Although partly functional, weather vanes are generally decorative, often featuring the traditional cockerel design with letters indicating the points of the compass. Other common motifs include ships, arrows and horses. Not all weather vanes have pointers. The word 'vane' comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'fane' meaning 'flag'.
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