Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The SCD Dictionary of Dance Instructions Pages

Although the presentation and indexing of the material in this part of the site is original, the content is mostly not. We are indebted to
Loch Mallachie Photograph.
Loch Mallachie
Photograph By Richard Webb Taken May 2013

The SCD Dictionary of Dancing Terms Pages

For this original material, and also for his own MaxiCribs and Dance Notes in the Dance Instructions pages, the author has drawn extensively from those publications which he has been able to obtain (or borrow many times from the local Public Library), notably:

The author would like to acknowledge those teachers (especially Martin Sprague and Jean Attwood) who tried to instill in him the rudiments of Scottish Country Dancing, the long-suffering fellow dancers of the many societies whose events he has attended, the many ladies (mainly of the Dorchester and Newbury Societies) who were kind enough not to refuse him as an inexperienced partner, Jessie Collins who has introduced him to many new dances, Ian Robertson for technical advice on the music and, most of all, the very competent dancer who agreed to become his wife.

The Internet has enabled access to material which was either not published in hard copy form or which is no longer available. The following have been invaluable:

Charles Upton - MiniCrib Scottish Country Dancing Notes
The "Brief Scottish Country Dance Notes" available free for use in easily prepared cribsheets.

Alan Paterson - Scottish Country Dance Database
This collection of information on various properties of over 13,000 Scottish Country Dances based on Keith Napier's original index until it was no longer supported at the '' site. Subsequently, it has been made available at The Strathspey Server Dance Database.

Errors and Omissions in this Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Any technical publication of this size will contain errors and suffer from omissions, even though much effort has been expended in checking. The author is grateful to those who have pointed out defects and deficiencies and welcomes comments from visitors.
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