Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

David's Fancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DAVID'S FANCY (S4x40) 4C set D Buchanan

1- 8 1L and 4M change places giving RH to dance and 1L dances behind 3M in front of 2M and behind 1M into his place as 4M dances behind 2L in front of 3L and behind 4L into her place (2L+3L+4L step up as Men step down)
9-16 2L+3L+4L also 1M+2M+3M set and change places diagonally RH, all turn 2H to end in middle (1s+2s turn 1½ and face up as 3s+4s turn and face down)
17-24 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance an Allemande to end 21(4)(3)
25-32 2L+1L also 4L+3L dance across (between their partners) and cast back to end facing each other, 2s+1s also 4s+3s change places on sides giving LH and cross with partners RH to end (1)(2)34
33-36 2s+3s dance 4H round, while 1s and 4s turn 2H once round and 2s 3s 4s return to place while 1s stay in middle and face down
37-40 1s lead down LH and cross to 4th place while 2s lead up RH and cross into 1st place as 3s+4s step up

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

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