Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chasing Dreams

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHASING DREAMS (S80) Sq.Set S Gibson

1- 8 1s and 3s dance similar loops:-
' 1L and 3L followed by partner dance anticlockwise loops round 2s/4s (1s round 4s, 3s round 2s) with Men dancing in between the standing couples to take lead, continue dancing anticlockwise round standing couples with Ladies dancing between the standing couples and dancing couples face in
9-12 1L+4L and 3L+2L ½ turn and twirl out to change places while partners change places by chasing clockwise ½ way (in 4s)
13-16 1M+4M and 3M+2M ½ turn and twirl out to change places while partners change places by chasing clockwise ½ way (1s and 3s now back in the middle)
17-24 1s+3s dance LH across ½ way, 3M and 1M followed by partners dance out to partner's original place
25-48 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-24
49-52 1M+3M dance into middle (pass LSh) and turn right to face 4s/2s
53-56 1M and 3M ½ sets to Men then Ladies as 4s/2s set, 1M and 3M dance out between 4s/2s and chase back to original places
57-64 2M+4M repeat bars 49-56
65-72 Ladies dance a double Ladies' Chain
73-80 All Promenade anticlockwise round the set

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



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