Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ABBOTSLEIGH (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Bardill/Prince BHS 9 For 2015

1-10 1s+2s change places on sides (Men LH, Ladies RH), 2s+1s+3s Set+Link; 1M+3s (at top) and 1L with 2s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (RSh to person on right). (3)(1)(2)
11-20 1s lead down (4 bars) 1L turns under partner's Left arm (2 bars), 1s lead up to 1st place own side and face out (3s step down 19-20)
21-30 1s+3s change places on sides (1M+3L LH, 1L+3M RH); 3s+1s+2s dance ½ reflection (mirror) reels on sides (1s in/down); all set; 2s+3s cross LH as 1s turn LH to face 4th corner pstns
31-40 1s dance Hello-Goodbye setting (6 bars) to 2nd place opposite sides; 1s turn (birl) to face up nearer hands joined
End of 2nd time: 1s end nearer hands joined in middle facing down and on bars 1-2 of next repeat they ½ turn couple below into 4th place own sides

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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