Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

After Supper

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AFTER SUPPER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt Tartan Rainbow Book

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s lead down (left hands joined) and cross below 3s and cast up round 3s to face 1st corners
9-24 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
' 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who finish in centre, 1L facing up, 1M facing down
25-32 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across, 1M+2s also 1L+3s dance LH across. 213

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


After Supper (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt Tartan Rainbow

1-4 First couple dance half a figure of eight round the second couple, finishing in partner's place
5-8 First couple dance down left hands joined, between the third couple, cross over and cast round the third couple, cast up one place and dance in to face first corners. second couple step up on bars 7-8
9-16 First couple dance a corner chain with their first corners
9-10 Change places right hand with first corners
11-12 Corners turn all the way round giving left hand
13-14 Change places right hand with first corners
15-16 First couple turn left hand to face second corners
17-24 First couple dance a corner chain with second corners, finishing lady in the centre of the dance facing up, man in the centre of the dance facing down
25-28 First couple dance right hand across, lady with the second couple, man with the third couple
29-32 First couple dance left hands across, man with the second couple, lady with the third couple. First couple finish in second place own side
Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 1997)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

I have always been taught that the dance after supper should not contain any circles or setting, so here's one that fits the bill.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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