Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gold In Sydney

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gold In Sydney A 40 bar Reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple set

1 - 8 Second couple, followed by first couple, dance a figure of eight through third couple to finish with second couple in first place and first couple in second place (as in The Ladies of Dunse RSCDS Book 26)
9 - 12 First couple dance a petronella turn to finish with first woman between second couple facing down and first man between third couple facing up, first couple set.
12 - 16 First couple, giving right hands, cross up and down the set and cast to second places on opposite sides of the dance.
17 - 24 First couple dance an Allemande Right (i.e. First couple advance two steps and giving right hand to partner, first woman turning right about under the arm and dance out to place as the first man retires.), first woman then dances left hands across with second couple while first man dances left hands across with third couple.
25 - 32 First couple dance an Allemande Left (i.e. First couple advance two steps and giving left hand to partner, first woman turning left about under the arm and dance out to place as the first man retires.), first woman then dances right hands across with third couple while first man dances right hands across with second couple. First couple finish facing first corners in the sidelines.
33 - 40 First couple set to their first corner, turning right about to face second corner, first couple set to their second corner, turning left about ¼ to face partner across the dance. First couple turn right hand 1½ times to finish in second place on own sides.
Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Brian Charlton)


Dance Information

Devised to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the R.S.C.D.S. Sydney Branch.

Music: A suitable recording is The Ladies of Dunse on the CD Cairngorms.



Dance Information by the deviser, Brian Charlton.

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