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Full dance in one video.

The following are the individual figures.

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Figure 1: Pass through

Reel, 48 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
House Around the full set, in waltz hold
8
2Pass through and back Top couples face the side couple on the left, pass though right shoulder to right, pass left shoulders with partner, turning to face the other couple as you pass your partner, pass back to home and change places with partner.  Unlike many dances, here the gent turns his back on his parter as they change places.8
3Swing in waltz hold8
4Repeat 1 to 324

Figure 2: Adv, retire and pass through

Reel, 64 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
House Around
8
2Adv, retire and pass through Top couples face left, side couples face right. Advance and retire, pass through as in last figure.8
3Adv, retire and pass back Advance and retire and pass back home.8
4Swing8
5Repeat 1 to 432



Figure 3: House to opposite

Reel, 80 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
House Around
8
2Adv & retire, house across Adv & retire, house back home Advance and retire as couples in waltz hold, toward the center of the set.  House halfway around the full set.
Advance and retire again and house back home.
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3House Around8
4Swing8
5Repeat 1 to 440

Figure 4: House

Jig, 80 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
House Around
8
2Top Couples
House Top couples house around each other
8
3Everyone
Adv & retire twice
8
4House Full house, everyone8
5Swing All swing, waltz hold8
6Repeat 1 to 5: With side couples dancing the first house.40



Figure 5: Ladies cross

Reel, 96 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
House Around
8
2Advance, retire, ladies change over Top couples face left, sides right. Advance and retire, ladies change places passing right shoulder to right while gents turn clockwise in place.8
3House around With new partners8
4Advance, retire, ladies change over Top couples face left, sides right. Advance and retire, ladies change places passing right shoulder to right while gents turn clockwise in place.8
5House Around8
6Swing8
7Repeat 1 to 6: Make the final swing a "Christmas," either swinging in 4 or 8, clockwise.48

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