The Lost 40

40-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple longwise set
1-8 1C set, 1W turns to face out on bar 2. 1W followed by 1M cast below 2W, across set, below 3M and dance up to face 1st corners. (2C step up on 5-6)
9-16 Set to corners and partner (hello-goodbye). End with 1W facing 3W, 1M facing 2M on own side.
17-22 6-bar opposing REELS passing RS to begin
23-24 1W & 3W, and 1M & 2M pass by RS.
25-32 Dance the BOURREL for three couples.
33-40 All CHASE clockwise halfway round; all turn partner RH halfway and twirl R to 2C,1C,3C.
Three Couple Bourrel:
Bars 1-4: Top W (2W) and bottom M (3M) dance CCW halfway around the set to end M at the top facing down, W at the bottom facing up while top two M (1M & 2M) and the bottom two W (1W & 3W) set and turn BH with the person diagonally opposite, pivoting R at the end of the turn to finish in a line facing partner, W facing up, M facing down.
Bars 5-8: All set to partner and turn BH to own sides
Repeat having passed a couple

Devised by Janet McKernan in 2015 for the 40th Anniversary of the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch


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