Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COVALENCE (S4x32) 4C set T Conrow

1- 8 All set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8
9-16 All dance reflection 'Cross-Over' reels of 4 (Men RSh and Ladies LSh), each couple cross LH in centre of set (crossing order 3421 all end opposite sides)
17-24 Top 3 couples (2s+1s+4s) dance ½ reels of 3 (1s bout and up to start), 4s+1s also 2s+3s change places on sides (Men LH and Ladies RH) and set to person just passed. (1)(4)(3)(1)
25-32 All dance RSh 'Cross-Over' reels of 4, each dancer leaving top position Men's side and bottom position Ladies' side ½ turn LH quickly in centre of set change sides and take other dancers place in side reels to end 2341 on own sides

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

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