Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bervie Braes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BERVIE BRAES (R4x40) Sq.Set Martin Mulligan

1- 8 All set, Ladies dance clockwise in front of partners and behind next Man to meet opposite Man, all set
9-12 1s and 3s ½ turn own partners RH, lead out (1s to 2nd place, 2s to 4th place) while 2s and 4s retire to corners and advance towards partner
13-16 2M+4L ½ turn RH and lead out to 2nd place while 2L+4M ½ turn RH and lead out to 4th place while 1s and 3s retire to corners and set
17-20 4L+2M also 2L+4M dance (Ladies leading) ½ Alternating Tandem reel of 3 across with 1s/3s (RSh to 1M/3M)
21-24 2s+4s dance ¾ LH across in centre and Ladies followed by partners dance out (2s to 1st place, 4s to 3rd place) while 1s and 3s remain in corners
25-28 2s and 4s dance (Ladies leading) dance ½ Alternating Tandem reel of 3 across (LSh to 1M/3M) and 1s end in 4th place, 3s in 2nd place
29-32 2s+4s dance ¾ RH across and Men followed by partners dance out (2s to 1st place and 4s to 3rd place)
33-40 All circle 8H round and back

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



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