Lacing The Ghillies
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
LACING THE GHILLIES
(R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lindsey Murrells Another Newcastle Collection
1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides (dance in to start)
9-16 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, cross LH and cast down 1 place. 231
17-24 1s dance up to top, all turn partners RH
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande. 213
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Ghillies are specially designed laced shoes used for several types of dance. They are soft shoes, similar to ballet shoes. They are used by women in Irish dance, by men in Scottish country dance, and by men and women in Highland dance.
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