Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chicago Silver

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Chicago Silver by Sue McKinnell 5X32 Reel for 5C Set Dance

1-8 1C and 3C set and cast off one place as 2C and 4C step up. 1C and 3C turn LH to end with women facing 1st corners and men right behind partners.
9-12 Half diagonal reel of three with 1st corners. As 1C and 3C round the ends, they change places so the men lead; they end with the men facing the women's 2nd corner position with the women right behind the men.
13-24 Repeat bars 9-12, dancing first facing the people in the women's 2nd corner positions, then facing the people in the men's 1st corner positions, and lastly facing the people in the men's 2nd corner positions. 1C and 3C end in progressed places on opposite sides.
25-28 1C and 3C dance LH across once round
WHILE the people in the corner positions chase counterclockwise two corner positions around the outside of the dance, ending in the positions where they started the diagonal reels.
29-32 3C and 1C cross LH and cast one place, 4C and 5C stepping up.
Repeat 5 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jun 2004)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is The McDonald Saunter from Dances with a Difference or Hoedown Reel Set from The Music Makars.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance is written to honor the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Branch of the RSCDS in the year 2005.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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