Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Manchester Medley

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A MANCHESTER MEDLEY (M-4x(S32+R32)) Sq.Set

Strathspey
1- 8 All dance interlocking reels of 4 round the set
9-16 Men dance LH across ½ way, into centre and turn loop left to dance out opposite place, Ladies repeat with ½ RH across and loop right to opposite place
17-24 3s+1s lead into centre, lead out (with opposite partner) between side couples, cross and dance to meet partner and turn RH to original places
25-32 2s+4s repeat but turn partner RH 1½ times

Reel
1- 8 Men dance behind partner and next Lady, dance in to end BtoB facing the Lady just passed, all set and ½ turn RH
9-16 All dance double reels of 4 (Ladies giving LH in centre to start)
17-24 Ladies dance LH across once round and all turn RH 1¼ times to sides (Men now in new places with new partner)
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

Repeat three times to return to original places

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



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