Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Newbury's 50th Anniversary

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEWBURY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY (S5x32) 5C set Douglas J Dean

1- 4 1s and 3s cross RH, cast 1 place
5-24 All dance five couple R&L:-
' 5-6 All cross Right Hands
' 7-8 Dancers in 1M and 2M pstns also 4L and 5L pstns change places LH on sides while dancers in 1L place and 3M place cross diagonally LH as dancers in 2L place and 4M place cross diagonally LH as dancers in 3L place and 5M place cross diagonally LH
' 9-12 Repeat Bars 5-8 four more times to end in same places as at bar 4
25-32 1s and 3s cross RH, cast 1 place and all turn partner RH. 24153

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


Newbury's 50th Anniversary
Douglas Dean   Leaflet
Strathspey   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4       1s 3s cross and cast;

  5-24     5-couple rights and lefts:

      5-6   all cross by the right;

      7-8   dancers in 1M2M's places and 4L5L's places cross up and down by the left WHILE dancers in 1L3M's, 2L4M's and 3L5M's places cross diagonally by the left;

      9-24 repeat bars 5-8 from new positions four times, finishing as at bar 4;

25-28     1s 3s cross and cast, finishing 2s4s1s5s3s on own sides;

29-32     all turn by the right using the "Pump Handle Turn":

    29-29 cross halfway by the right using the quick turn grip;

    30-30 open out to a long arm grip to cross to partner's side, retaining hold;

    31-32 repeat bars 29-30 back to place.

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


Dance Notes

  5-24     In 5-couple rights and lefts, crossing by the right is always across the dance; when crossing by the left, everybody crosses diagonally on the second corners' diagonals except those between the top two Mn's places and the bottom two Ls'. Covering is important for all when crossing by the right and for those crossing diagonally by the left.

29-32     The "Pump Handle Turn" is what we naturally do in a crowded ballroom in order to pass on the centre line.



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