Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Patron Saint

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PATRON SAINT (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 6
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1L and 4L dance in slightly and followed by partner cast 1 place and 1s+4s dance LH across ending in St Andrews cross with corners
9-16 All Balance-in-Line (Highland Schottische), 1s and 4s turn corners RH and pass ending - 4M in middle at top, 1M in middle at bottom and 1L+4L BtoB facing partners (up/down)
17-24 4s+1s dance reel of 4 and end in 2nd/3rd place (on original sides) facing out. 2(4)1(3)
25-30 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 (2s and 3s cross down/up to start). 42(3)(1)
31-32 4s+2s also 3s+1s change places on sides (Men RH, Ladies LH). 24(1)(3)

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

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