Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mideltone Silver

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MIDELTONE SILVER (J5x32) 5C set Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection

1- 4 1s+2s also 3s+4s ¾ turn on sides (Ladies RH, Men LH), 1s+2s also 3s+4s set (1s and 3s BtoB with partners)
5- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s ¾ turn on sides (Ladies RH, Men LH), 1s and 3s pass RSh to face opposite sides in double triangle position
9-16 All dance Double Triangles
17-24 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners ending 2nd/4th place opposite sides
25-32 1s and 3s turn RH and dance up, cast on opposite sides round 2s/4s and cross down to 3rd/5th places

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


Mideltone Silver (J5x32) 5C set Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection

1-2 First and second ladies and third and fourth ladies turn three quarters with the right hand, WHILE first and second men and third and fourth men turn three quarters with the left hand
3-4 Retaining hold of hands, first, second, third and fourth couples set, (first and third couples back to back with their partners)
5-6 First and second ladies and third and fourth ladies turn three quarters with the right hand, WHILE first and second men and third and fourth men turn three quarters with the left hand to finish with second couple in first place, first couple in second place, fourth couple in third place and third couple in fourth place
7-8 First and third couples pass their partners right shoulder and finish back to back facing opposite sides of the set
9-16 All dance double triangles. First and third couples finish facing their first corners
17-20 First and third couples dance corner pass and turn with their first corners. (First and third couples dance right shoulder round their corner position, while their corners turn right hand and dance back to place). First and third couples pass right shoulders to face second corners
21-24 First and third couples dance corners pass and turn with their second corners, finishing in second place on opposite sides
25-26 First and third couples turn right hand and face up
27-30 First couple dance up and cast round second couple, WHILE third couple dance up and cast round fourth couple
31-32 First couple cross down to third place own sides, WHILE third couple cross down to fifth place own sides. Fourth and fifth couples step up on bars 31 and 32
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2004)


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Dance Information

The music for this dance is available on the CD We Twa recorded by Kenny Thomson and the Wardlaw Band.
Original Tune - Jan's Jig by David Cunningham.

Written to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Milton Keynes Branch of the RSCDS.

The name "Milton Keynes" is not an amalgamation of the names of two former villages: "Milton" and "Keynes". It is not named after the poet (Milton) and the economist (Keynes).
The town of "Milton" was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Mideltone" in 1086. In the 12th century, amanorial grant was given to the "de Cahaignes" family, who settled there.
The name was anglicized into "Kaynes" by the 13th century. And from "Mideltone Kaynes (recorded in 1227) the modern English name of "Milton Keynes" was derived.



Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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