Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Let's Celebrate (Petyt)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LET'S CELEBRATE (J4x40) 4C set Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s/3s, dance down/up to pass other dancer RSh and turn right about to face them
9-16 4s+1s circle left, set turning to face corner and change places RH with corner and end facing them
17-24 All dance double diagonal reels of 4 giving LH in centre
25-32 2M followed by partner dance Fig of 8 round 4s (RSh to 4M) while 3M followed by partner dance Fig of 8 round 1s (RSh to 1M) with 2s ending between 4s, 3s between 1s
33-40 All circle 8H round and back. 24(1)(3)

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


Let's Celebrate! (J4x40) 4C set Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection
2 chords, third and fourth couples change sides on the second chord. 1 2(3)(4)

1-4 First couple dance half a figure of eight round second couple WHILE fourth couple dance half a figure of eight round third couple
5-6 First couple dance down the middle WHILE fourth couple dance up the middle towards each other, second and third couples step up/down
7-8 First lady and fourth man, first man and fourth lady pass right shoulder, then pull right shoulders back to finish facing each other, first couple facing up and fourth couple facing down
9-12 Fourth and first couples circle left once round
13-14 Fourth and first couples set, on the second setting step, pull right shoulders back to face 'corners'. (First lady facing third lady. first man facing third man, fourth lady facing second lady, fourth man facing second man)
15-16 First and fourth couples change places right hand with 'corners' and finish facing them
17-24 All dance double diagonal reels of four, passing right shoulders (with 'corners') to begin and joining left hands across in the middle
25-32 Third man, followed by his partner dance a figure of eight round first couple (in fourth place) giving right shoulder to first man to start. Finish between fourth couples place facing up, WHILE second man followed by his partner dance a figure of eight round fourth couple (in first place) giving right shoulder to fourth man to start and finish between first couples place facing down. First and fourth couples step up/down on bar 32
33-40 All circle to the RIGHT and back, finishing on the sidelines, 2 4 1 3
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2003)


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Dance Information

Also see the dance Let's Celebrate (Wilde) by E Wilde.

The music for this dance is available on the CD We Twa recorded by Kenny Thomson and the Wardlaw Band.
Original Tune St Columba's Jig by Chris Dewhurst.

This dance was written to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of St Columba's Scottish Country Dance Class.



Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.
Additional search terms: Lets.

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