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The Nurseryman

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THE NURSERYMAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Steve Brown RSCDS Book 37

1- 8 1s set, cross down RH between 2s and cast down behind 3s and dance up centre to 2nd place to face out on opposite sides
9-12 2s+1s+3s set (as in Double Triangles) 1s pas-de-basque out and turn right about to face in while 2s and 3s pas-de-basque in and turn right about to face out
13-16 2s+1s+3s set (Inverted Double Triangle formation), 1s pas-de-basque in while 2s and 3s pas-de-basque out all turning R about for RH across
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance RH across on sides, 1s pass RSh and dance LH across on own side ending in lines across 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s
25-32 Lines Adv+Ret, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to end in 2nd place on own sides

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


The Nurseryman
Steve Brown   RSCDS Book 37
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s set and cross down;

  5-8   1s cast down round 3s and lead up to 2nd place (opposite sides) facing out;

  9-10 2s1s3s set in double triangle position;

11-12 1s set advancing toward the opposite sides and face in WHILE 2s 3s set advancing and face out;

13-14 2s1s3s set in inverted double triangle position;

15-16 2s 3s set advancing to places and face in WHILE 1s set advancing and face out towards opposite sides;

17-20 2M1L3M 2L1M3L right hands across on the sides;

21-24 2M1M3M 2L1L3L left hands across on the sides, finishing in lines across, 2M1M2L facing down, 3M1L3L facing up;

25-28 2M1L2L 3M1M3L advance and retire;

29-32 1s turn by the right 1¼ to 2nd place.

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


Dance Notes

  3-4   2s step up.

    -8   1s back finish to back.

    -12 2s 3s finish back to back.

    -16 1s finish back to back.

17-24 Teapots on the sides, 1s starting on opposite sides.


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