Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bruce That Was

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BRUCE THAT WAS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring A Reel For Alice

1- 4 1s+2s set, 1s cross down (no hands) to 2nd place opposite sides as 2s cast up to 1st place. 1M faces down, 1L faces up
5- 8 1st corners followed by 1s (2M+1L also 3L+1M) dance across passing partners (2L/3M) by right and cast, 2M down/3L up (still followed by 1s) to change places with 1s finishing in 2nd place own sides, finish...
TOP 2L 1L 2M
TOP 3L 1M 3M
9-16 1s set, cross passing LSh. Repeat bars 5-8 with 2nd corners followed by 1s (2L+1M also 3M+1L) dancing across, pass opposite person by Left, cast, 3M up/2L down (still followed by 1s) to change places and 1s finish in 2nd place own sides. (3)1(2)
17-20 1s petronella turn into centre, 1s set as 1st corners cross RH to place
21-24 1s petronella turn to 2nd place opposite sides, 1s set as 2nd corners cross RH to place and face out
25-32 Reels of 3 on sides, 1s pass 2nd corners RSh to start (6 bars); 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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



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