Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lady's Breist Knot

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LADY'S BREIST KNOT (S8x16) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cast to 2nd place and dance RH across ½ way with 3s, 2s cast and dance ½ RH across with 1s
9-16 3s+1s+2s circle 6H ½ way round to left, 1s lead down and cross to own sides below 3s and cast up to 2nd place

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The original Lady's Breist Knot was devised c1750. The deviser is unknown. The title refers to a lady's 'breast knot'- the decoration of ribbons on the bodice of a woman's dress.

Additional search terms: Ladies, Ladys.

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