Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bookworm

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BOOKWORM (R88) 3C Triangular set V Sennet Dunedin 4

1- 8 All circle round once to left, advance into centre and turning inwards dance out to places and turn away from each other
9-16 1L crosses in front of 1M to dance reels of 3 (Man with 3s - LSh to 3L and Lady with 2s - RSh to 2M)
17-24 1L crosses in front of 1M to dance reels of 3 (Man with 2s - RSh to 2M and Lady with 3s - LSh to 3L)
25-32 1s and 3L+2M change places 1s dancing under arch made by 2M+3L and cross to new position, repeat with Ladies in 2nd place dancing under arch made by 2M+3M and cross
33-40 Dancers in 3rd place dance under arch made by 3s and cross (all now in original places), all set to partners and turn RH
41-48 All Dance Grand Chain ending with Ladies BtoB in centre facing partners
49-56 All set and ½ turn RH, Ladies dance clockwise 1 place into centre BtoB while partners follow and face them
57-64 Repeat to 231
65-72 All set and ½ turn RH, all chase clockwise to partner's original place and ½ turn RH to end with Ladies facing out for...
73-88 All dance ¾ Schiehallion Reel (through 3 pstns giving RH across in centre) and turn partners RH

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

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