Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fifty Glorious Years

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FIFTY GLORIOUS YEARS (J2x64) Sq.Set Janet Cook Imperial 4

1- 8 1s+3s dance in and dance out sides with opposite partner to stand between side couple (who separate to make room) facing out and all set, 1s+3s cast back to own places while 2s and 4s turn individually to stand alongside 1s/3s in lines of 4 across facing out and all Balance-in-Line
9-16 1s+3s dance into centre and face partner while 2s and 4s turn on the spot to face in, all set and 1s+3s dance ½ R&L to end 1M+3L and 1L+3M in prom hold facing out between 4s/2s
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2M+4M while 2L and 4L dance track of ½ reel of 4 giving LH to partners in centre, 1M+3L pass RSh round 4L place while their partners dance round 2L place then into the middle and change partners so that 1s face 4th place and 3s face 2nd place while 4s and 2s set twice
25-32 Repeat bars 17-24 to end with 1s facing 2M and 3s facing 4M
33-40 1s and 3s dance RSh reels of 3 across (1s with 2M+4L and 3s with 4M+2L)
41-48 1s+3s Adv+Ret (pas-de-basque), 2s+4s Adv+Ret
49-56 2M+4L dance Fig of 8 round 1s while 2L+4M dance Fig of 8 round 3s
57-64 1M+3L dance ½ Fig of 8 round 4s while 1L+3M dance ½ Fig of 8 around 2s, 1s and 3s turn partners RH 1½ times to end in own places
Repeat with 2s and 4s as main dancers etc

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



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