Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EH3 7AF (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 40

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back to top
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24 1s pass by the right and turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s and M between 3s, 1s pass by the right and turn 2nd corners RH to end between corners
25-32 1M dances RH across with 2s and 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s and casts up

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

Roy Goldring   RSCDS Book 40
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s lead down the middle and back to the top, finishing with 1s2s3s in promenade hold on the centre line facing up;

  9-14 1s2s3s promenade (in 6 bars), 3s finishing in places;

15-16 1s cast to 2nd place WHILE 2s promenade to 1st place;

17-20 1s cross giving right shoulder and turn first corners by the right, 1s finishing on the centre line, 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up;

21-24 1s cross up and down giving right shoulder and turn second corners by the right;

25-28 2s1M 1L3s right hands across, 1s finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides;

29-32 1L up, 1M down, half figures of eight across, finishing on own sides in 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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This Scottish Country Dance is often referred to as 'The Postcode Dance', because EH3 7AF is the postal code of the RSCDS headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Also see the dance 12 Coates Crescent

Coates Crescent, Edinburgh Image
Coates Crescent, Edinburgh

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