Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dunblane Holiday

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DUNBLANE HOLIDAY (R88) Sq.Set Sue Petyt Dunblane Holiday

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies dance RH across ¼ way, turn next Man LH, dance RH across ¼ way and turn next Man LH to end beside him
17-32 1s+3s dance in turning to face their corners and set, all dance full reels of 4 across dance, 1s+3s dance out through side couples back to place as at bar 16
33-40 Men dance LH across ¼ way, turn next Lady RH, dance LH across ¼ way and turn next Lady RH to end beside her
41-56 2s and 4s repeat bars 17-32
57-68 1s+3s set, ¾ turn partners RH and dance ½ reel of 4 up and down dance, 1s+3s ¾ turn partners LH and set
69-80 2s+4s repeat bars 57-68
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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


Dunblane Holiday (R1x88) 4C square set Sue Petyt Dunblane Holiday

1-8 Four couples circle round and back
9-10 Ladies dance right hand across one quarter of the way round the set
11-12 Ladies turn the man they meet all the way round with the left hand.
(First lady turns second man, second lady turns third man, third lady turns fourth man, fourth lady turns first man)
13-14 Ladies dance right hand across one quarter of the way round the set
15-16 Ladies turn the man they meet with the left hand, and finish alongside him.
(First lady turns third man, second lady turns fourth man, third lady turns first man, fourth lady turns second man)
17-18 First lady joins nearer hands with third man, third lady joins nearer hand with first man, they dance into the centre and turn away from each other to face their corners.
(First man faces fourth lady, first lady faces second man, third man faces second lady, third lady faces fourth man)
19-20 All set
21-28 All dance reel of four across the dance, giving right shoulders to begin
29-32 First couple dance between second man and fourth lady to position as at the end of bar sixteen. Third couple dance similarly between fourth man and second lady
33-34 Men dance left hand across one quarter of the way round the set
35-36 Men turn the lady they meet all the way round with the right hand.
(First man turns second lady, second man turns third lady, third man turns fourth lady, fourth man turns first lady)
37-38 Men dance left hand across one quarter of the way round the set
39-40 Men turn partner with the right hand and finish alongside them
41-56 Second and fourth couples dance bars 17-32
57-60 First and third couples set to partners and turn them three quarters of the way round with the right hand
61-64 First and third couples dance half a reel of four, giving right shoulder to begin
65-68 First and third couples turn partners three quarters of the way round with the left hand, and set to partner
69-80 Second and fourth couples dance bars 57-68
81-88 Four couples circle round and back

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 1994)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance was written as a result of the very enjoyable holiday a group of us spent dancing at The Dunblane Hydro, courtesy of Furlong's Travel.

Dunblane is a small cathedral city and former burgh north of Stirling in the Stirling council area of Scotland.
Its main landmark is Dunblane Cathedral and the Allan Water which runs through the town centre, with the Cathedral and the High Street on the east side.

Dunblane Image
Dunblane From The Bridge Over Allan Water - Dunblane Cathedral In The Distance


Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.
Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Dunblane article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Colin Smith under this Creative Commons Licence.

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