Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Balnain House

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BALNAIN HOUSE (S4x40) 4C set Rob Sargent Ruthven Collection

1- 8 1s+2s dance 4H round for 3 bars, back for 3 bars and 1s cast to 2nd place facing down as 3s dance in to face up making an arch
9-16 1s dance down under arch made by 3s, 3s+1s dance out ends turning corners with nearer hand, 3s+1s dance across (Ladies under arch made by their partners) and turn new corners with nearer hand (similar to Posties Jig)
17-24 1s dance up under arch made by 3s, 1s+3s dance out ends turning corners with nearer hand, 3s+1s dance across (Ladies under arch made by their partners) and turn new corners with nearer hand back to places
25-32 1s dance down and loop into 4th place as 3s+4s step up, 4s and 1s turn RH for 4 bars
33-40 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance R&L

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Balnain House was built in Inverness in the 1720s. It became the home of Highland music in the 1990s but is now (2015) the North West regional office for the National Trust of Scotland.
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Balnain House, Inverness


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