The Midnight Cats

8x40 reel for 3 couples in a longwise set
1-4 1C CROSS and CAST off two places to meet below 3C (2C step up on bars 3-4).
5-8 1C TURN LH ~1 3/4, moving up the center of the set to face 1st corners.
9-16 1C TURN CORNER PARTNER CORNER PARTNER, finishing in 2nd place on own sides.
17-20 1C SET and TURN RH 3/4 while 2C and 3C CROSS RH and SET to partners.
21-24 1C REPEAT BARS 17-20 to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides, facing out,while 2C and 3C CHANGE PLACES on the sides and SET.
25-32 1C CAST to their right around 1st corner position, CROSS LH up and down the middle of the set, CAST to their left around partner's first corner position, and TURN LH to face partner's 1st corner position while 2C and 3C dance RIGHTS AND LEFTS
33-40 1C dance a HALF DIAGONAL REEL OF 4 with 1st corners, pass each other right shoulders, and dance a HALF DIAGONAL REEL OF 4 with 2nd corners, finishing in 2nd place on own sides.

Devised by Niles Roberts. Published in 1995 by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in 20 Years 20 Dances.

If you enjoyed this dance, please consider purchasing a copy of 20 Years 20 Dances (includes original music by Sherry Wohlers Ladig for three dances) published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in honor of its twentieth anniversary in 1995. Copies are available from the branch secretary, Judith Palmateer (palmatj@aol.com) or TACBooks (e-mail: tacbooks@sympatico.ca).


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