Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Alberta Rose

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ALBERTA ROSE (S80) Sq.Set Marjorie Eder Martello Tower 2

1- 8 All Ladies RH across, face partners, set and turn partners RH back to places
9-16 All Men LH across, face partners, set and turn partners LH back to places
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s+3s dance ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain with Men ending facing out
33-40 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (touching RH in middle) and end in prom hold with (Men on inside) facing anticlockwise
41-48 All Promenade 2 places, 1s lead up the middle followed by 2s+3s+4s to form longwise set with 2s and 4s crossing to opposite sides
49-56 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across ½ way, set to partner, dance LH across ½ way and set to partner
57-64 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Ladies' Chain
65-72 All dance LSh reels of 4 on sides ending with 2s and 4s crossing back to own sides RH and all facing up in prom hold
73-80 All Promenade round anticlockwise to end in square formation and turn Ladies into centre for Bow or Curtsey

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



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