Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ask Miriam

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ASK MIRIAM (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Gordon Thomson

1- 8 1s+2s dance the Espagnole:-
' 1-2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 3-4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 5-8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corner, 1s dance ½ diag reel with 2nd corners and end facing 3rd corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners and pass RSh to face 4th corner, 1s dance ½ diag reel with 4th corners and end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way and turn partner RH 1½ times
33-40 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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