Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Mason's 80

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MASON'S 80 (M-(S40+R40)) 4C Set Ian Barbour Reel Occasion

1- 8 1L+2M also 3M+4L turn RH, 1M+2L also 3L+4M turn RH 1½ times
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across, Men dance LH across and end facing partners on sides
17-24 All Advance to partner 1 step, Retire and pass RSh, repeat and end Ladies on partner's right facing anticlockwise
25-32 All dance round in Allemande hold to end in square set with 4s at top
33-40 All dance Grand Chain ½ way, Men pass partner RSh and chase ½ way while Ladies dance LH across ½ way and face out to partner

1-16 All turn partners RH (4 bars) into double reels of 4
17-32 All dance full Schiehallion Reel
33-40 All Men dance RSh round partner and dance LH across to places

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

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