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Emmie's Delight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

EMMIE'S DELIGHT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) George Swirles Friendship Book

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s cast 1 place as 2s dance up, 2s+1s+3s set
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across, 1s cast 1 place as 3s dance up, 2s+3s+1s set
17-24 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back
25-32 1s dance up to top, cast to 2nd places and 2s+1s+3s set

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


Emmie's Delight
George Swirles   Friendship Book
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s right hands across, 1s finishing facing out;

  5-6   1s cast WHILE 2s step up;

  7-8   2s1s3s take hands on the sides and set;

  9-12 1s3s right hands across, 1s finishing facing out;

13-14 1s cast WHILE 3s step up;

15-16 2s3s1s take hands on the sides and set;

17-24 2s3s1s 6 hands round to the left and back, 1s retaining hold;

25-28 1s lead up to the top (with nearer hand hold);

29-30 1s cast to 2nd place WHILE 3s step down;

31-32 2s1s3s take hands on the sides and set.

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


Dance Notes

    -16 Retain hold, 2s  1s also taking nearer hands with partners ready for hands round.

29-32 On the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, 1s cast to 3rd place and 3s do not step down; then 2s3s1s take hands on the sides and set.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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