Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Octogenarian Dancer

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1s and 3s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s and 4s (1M and 3L round 2s, 1L+3M round 4s)
9-16 All circle left and back
17-24 2s and 4s dance similar loops:-
' 2L and 4L followed by partners dance clockwise round 1s and 3s and as Ladies dance round the standing Men the Men dance between the couples, then Men leading dance round the standing Ladies as partners dance between standing couple into...
25-32 2s+4s dance RH across in centre then dance out through standing couples and back to places while changing places RH
33-40 2s+4s dance Men's Chain
41-56 1s+3s repeat bars 17-32
57-64 1s+3s dance Men's Chain
65-72 2s and 4s dance Fig of 8 round 1s and 3s (2L+4M round 1s, 2M+4L round 3s)
73-80 All circle left and back

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

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An octogenarian is a person aged from 80 to 89 years of age.
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