Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ARDGILZEAN (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Summer Collection 1
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+4s dance Figs of 8 on sides round 2s+3s (dancing in between 2s/3s to start)
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance a variation of Espagnole:-
' 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 2s/3s turn RH as 1s/4s dance LH across and face corners
17-24 1s and 4s dance double diagonal reels of 4 (½ LH across in middle) and 1s+4s omit final LH across but curve in to face corner just passed
25-32 All set and turn facing person RH, 4s+1s circle 4H round to right. 24(1)(3)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Ardgilzean is the name of a farm (3.5m, 6km) due west of Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland.
Ardgilzean Image
Looking East To Ardgilzean Farm

Image Copyright Rob Burke under this Creative Commons Licence.

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