Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

George Keith

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GEORGE KEITH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Quincentenary SCDs

1- 8 1s and 2s dance reel of 4 across (1M and 2L pass LSh)
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across, 1L casts below 3L while 1M crosses and casts to 2nd place (opposite side) 2s step up
17-24 1M crosses, casts up above 1st place and into centre while 1L dances across set, casts up to 2nd place and into middle, 1s circle 3H round to left (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s) to end in lines of 3 facing down
25-32 1M+2s also 1L+3s dance down for 3 bars, 1s drop hands and turn right about as 2s also 3s turn to join hands and dance up (order 1M 2s 1L 3s), 1M casts to 2nd place as 1L dances to face him on Ladies' side

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


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George Keith (1638/9 - March 27, 1716) was a Scottish missionary.

Born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to a Presbyterian family, he received an M.A. from the University of Aberdeen. This brilliant and accomplished figure joined the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the 1660s, accompanying George Fox, William Penn, and Robert Barclay on a mission to the Netherlands and Germany in 1677.



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