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The Nova Scotia
The Nova Scotian

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The Nova Scotia
The Nova Scotian

Source: Maurice Hennigar; published in English Dance & Song, Autumn 1967, Volume XXIX No. 3
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; First Couples Improper

A1 Neighbour Handy Hand Allemande (#1s Down the Middle)
#1s Swing - finish Facing Down
A2 Down the Hall in Lines of Three (leaving #2 Man behind) (4)
Right Hand High, Left Hand Low: Invert the Line (4)
Up the Hall in Lines of Three (4)
#2 Lady Cast Off with #2 Man; #1s face #2s (4)
B1 Ladies' Chain
Circle Left
B2 Right & Left Through x2

Music:
32 bar reels.

Notes:
The dance was published in Zesty Contras in 1983 with the name "The Nova Scotian" and the heading "Adpt by Folk Process". That is the version I had documented above. You can see the earlier version below. #1 Lady's Allemande has been changed so that she flows into the Swing instead of having to turn around. #2 Lady is helped into position for the Ladies' Chain by #2 Man helping her Cast into place.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Autumn 1967

The Nova Scotia
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