Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Blue Tartan

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BLUE TARTAN (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Music Makers

1- 8 1s cross RH to face out between 2s and 3s; set, 1s dance ½ reels of 3 giving LSh to 2nd corner
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, 1M with 2s (in 3rd place) and 1L with 3s (in 2nd place), 2s and 3s passing partners LSh
2s+1s+3s end in a circle (not holding hands) 1s in 2nd place on opposite sides 1M facing out and up; 1L facing out and down
17-24 1s dance round outside of circle anticlockwise to opposite side; pick up dancer on left; cross over (Men making arches) and turn away from each other
25-32 1s pick up dancer on their left and repeat (crossing diagonally); pick up dancer on left and repeat
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round and back

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



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