Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ale Is Dear

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ALE IS DEAR (M-(S16+R16)) Round The Room Iain Boyd SCD Archives
Round the room dance, 3 facing 3

Strathspey
1- 8 In lines of 3 all set and change places RH with opposite person and circle 6H round to left
9-16 The 2 Men set (centre dancers), cast to their right and dance a Fig of 8 round the end Ladies to end BtoB facing other Ladies

Reel
17-24 All dance Double Triangles
25-32 Men dance reels of 3 with original partners giving RSh to Lady on right

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



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