Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

New Elgin

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEW ELGIN (S4x32) 4C set J Gardiner Dunedin 4

1- 8 Top 3 dancers on Men's side change RH with bottom 3 on Ladies' side, dancers in 2nd and 3rd place only change LH on side, top 3 dancers on Ladies' side change RH with bottom 3 on Men's side, dancers in 2nd and 3rd place only change LH on side
9-16 Repeat ending with 4 Men at top
17-20 All turn opposite person ¾ RH, top 2 Men and bottom 2 Ladies chase ¼ in direction they are facing (3M and 2L dance clockwise as 4M and 1L dance anticlockwise) passing oncoming dancer to face in while middle couples dance ¼ RSh reel of 4 up/down end with 1M+4L passing LSh
21-24 1M+3L also 2M+4L ¾ turn RH to end in square set with 2M+4L at top and 3L+1M at bottom and all set
25-32 All circle 8H round to left until 3s are at top and all opposite partner in longwise set, all set and 1s and 4s cross RH. 3142

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



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