Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ben MacDhui

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BEN MACDHUI (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron MacKey

1- 8 1s+2s+3s cross RH and all chase clockwise to Ladies across top 1st place and Men across in 3rd place, all change places with partner LH and chase anticlockwise back to places
9-16 1s followed by 2s (in Galant hold) dance down below 3rd place, 1s cross, 2s remain on own side and 1s cast up to 2nd place opposite sides and ¾ turn RH remaining in middle facing up while 2s cast up to 1st place own sides
17-24 1M followed by partner dances up to top and cast to 2nd place and 1M crosses to own side, all turn RH. 213
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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

Dance Notes

  9-12 The Galant hold is when the man gives his partner right hand and puts his left hand behind her. She takes his left hand in hers to her left on her waist. If the lady wishes (and if she trusts him) she may allow him to rest his hand on her waist while she holds her skirts in the approved manner.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Ron MacKey)

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