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Major Ian Stewart

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MAJOR IAN STEWART (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry RSCDS Book 35

1- 8 1s+2s ½ turn partners RH and dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s full turn partner RH ending with 2s at top and 1s in 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1L dances in and up as 1M dances in and down to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners then to each other across the dance, set to 2nd corners and Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places. 213

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


Major Ian Stewart
John Drewry   RSCDS Book 35
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s 2s turn by the right halfway, retaining hold;

  3-4   1s2s half right hands across;

  5-8   1s 2s turn by the right, finishing 2s facing out, 1M facing down and in, 1L facing up and in;

  9-16 2s1s3s reels of 3 on own sides, 1s finishing facing first corners;

17-22 1s ¾ hello goodbye setting, finishing 1M facing down between 2s, 1L facing up between 3s;

23-24 1s petronella turn to own sides in 2nd place;

25-27 2s1s3s 6 hands round to the left for 6 steps;

28-28 all pivot on left foot to face anticlockwise;

29-32 all chase anticlockwise to finish 2s1s3s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

    -8   On reaching 2nd place, 1s pull right shoulder back ready for the right shoulder reels of 3 on the sides.

28-28 Commonly described as "leg-over" since the right leg crosses over the left to turn ¾ on the spot.


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