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Elsie's Special

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Elsie's Special

Source: Alan Wilson; published in English Dance & Song, Winter-Christmas 1974, Vol. XXXVI No. 4
Formation: Sicilian Circle

A1 Men Set Forwards, Fall Back
Circle Left
A2 Ladies Set Forwards, Fall Back
Circle Right
B1 Ladies' Chain x2 - stay in Courtesy Hold
B2 Two Chassées Diagonally Forwards to the Right, Two to the Left - finish back to back with Neighbours - Turn Right into Star Right - look for New Neighbours

Music:
32 bar jigs.

Notes:
B1 in the original description has the chassées included, only leaving time to chain the ladies one way. But that would leave couples the wrong way around after a 1 & 1/4 star, with no explanation of what to do in the final eight steps of the dance. I assume therefore that the Ladies' Chain is both ways and "B2" is written in the wrong place.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Winter-Christmas 1974

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