Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lost In Boston

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LOST IN BOSTON (S5x32) 5C Sq.Set Ann And Ian Jamieson Glen Orrin Collection 2
5C Square set 5s in centre, 5M facing 2s - 5L facing 4s

1- 4 5s dance out between facing couple and cast to left while 1s+3s dance ½ RH across
5- 8 1s dance ½ LH with 1s/3s and pass LSh to face other couple while 1s/3s have continued turning to Lady on Man's right
9-12 5s dance out between facing couple and cast to right while 2s+4s dance ½ LH across
13-16 1s dance ½ RH with 2s/4s and turn partner LH to face out (5M facing 1st place - 5L facing 3rd place) while 2s/4s continue turning to Lady on Man's right
17-20 5M dances ½ reel of 3 up/down with 3M+1L while 5L reels with 1M+3L (start RSh to Man) 5s end facing sides (5M faces 4th place - 5L faces 2nd place)
21-24 5M ½ reels of 3 across with 2M+4L while 5L reels with 4M+2L (start RSh to Man) 5s end by turning RH to face each other (5M back to 3rd place)
25-32 All set and ½ turn RH, each Man followed by partner dances into next couple's place (5s to 1s...4s to centre) and all turn 2H

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



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