Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Nifty Ninety

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NIFTY NINETY (R3x32) 9 Person set Brenda Burnell Leeds Golden Collection
Start positions:-
7   8   9
4   5   6
1   2   3
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1- 8 Dancer 5 sets while others dance 8H round and back
9-16 5 dances a RSh reel with 1 and 9 as 2+3+6 also 4+7+8 dance RH across and LH back
17-24 5 dances a LSh reel with 3 and 7 as 1+2+4 also 6+8+9 dance RH across and LH back
25-28 Dancers 1+2+3 set to and changes places RSh under arches made by 4+5+6
29-32 Dancers 1+2+3 set to and changes places RSh under arches made by 7+8+9

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance was written for Ivy Lawson of Leeds RSCDS for her 90th birthday (24 October 2010). Ivy started Scottish country dancing at a mere 75 years old. Her time on the dance floor was aided by her love of music, and previous ballroom and ceilidh dancing experience. Ivy's love of life and dancing is celebrated in this dance and in Dance For Ivy (for her 79th birthday) and All The Eights (for her 88th birthday).

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