Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lake Geneva

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LAKE GENEVA (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Kent W Smith Chicago 10th Anniv

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set and cross RH, 1s and 3s petronella turn into middle and set
9-12 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4 in middle, 1L and 3M pass LSh to finish 1L facing 2L, 3M facing 2M
13-16 1L+3M dance ½ reel of 4 across with 2s, 1L and 3M pass LSh to face partners up/down the dance
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4 in middle, 1s+3s dance RSh round partners to original places and 1s+2s+3s set
25-32 1s+2s dance the Bourrel:-
' 1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way
' 1s+2s set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Lake Geneva or Lac Léman is the largest natural freshwater lake in western Europe (582 km²).

In addition it is the largest body of freshwater in continental Europe in term of volume (89 km³). Sixty percent of it comes under the jurisdiction of Switzerland, and 40% under France. The average level of water of 372 m is controlled by the Seujet Dam near Geneva.

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Lake Geneva


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