Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Glasgow Assembly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLASGOW ASSEMBLY (M-2x(S32+R32) 4C set Robert Campbell Glasgow Assembly And Other Scottish Dances

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ R&L (1M no polite turn), 1s dance down middle divide and loop round into 4th place opposite side Bars 7-8: 3s and 4s cast up 1 place and dance in to face corners to form St Andrew's Cross
9-16 All set and turn corners RH, 3s+4s dance LH across to end on own sides, 3s facing up and 4s facing down. (2)34(1)
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on sides
25-28 2s and 1s petronella turn into middle and end 2L between 3s (all facing up), 1M between 4s (all facing down) and all set
29-32 2s and 1s petronella turn to own sides and all set. 2341

Reel - with new top couple
1- 8 1s petronella turn and set as 2s cast up and set, 1s+2s dance RH across with 1s ending between 2s facing opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across and 1s pass RSh to end in middle on opposite sides 1M facing 3L, 1L facing 3M
17-24 1L+3M turn LH as 1M+3L turn RH and 1s dance round each other LSh to face 4s, 1s repeat bars 17-20 with 4s, 1s crossing RH to own sides and face out
25-32 4s+1s dance double Fig 8 across. 2341
Repeat Strathspey and Reel, each time with a new top couple

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

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