Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Raising Of The Mary Rose

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 4 All Adv+Ret 1 step, turn partners RH (1s+2s to face up and 3s+4s to face down)
5- 8 In Allemande hold 1s and 4s dance round to left onto sides facing in as 2s and 3s dance up/down to right and dance round to left to form Sq.Set
9-16 All Adv+Ret 1 step, turn partners RH, Ladies dance LH across once round as Men dance round clockwise ½ way
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 and end facing own partner in diagonal lines (original 1L+2L also 3L+4L BtoB)
25-32 All set Highland step (or as Glasgow Highlanders)
33-40 All dance diagonal reels of 4 and end with Ladies on right of partners
41-48 All circle 8H round and back (ending in Sq.Set)

1-16 All dance full Schiehallion Reels
17-24 All set to partners and turn RH, Ladies dance LH across once round as Men dance round clockwise ½ way
25-32 Repeat bars 17-24 and Ladies end BtoB in centre facing partner
33-40 All set Highland step (Ladies 2 pas-de-basque+Spring points and Men High Cuts), right arm pivot turn to Ladies on partners' right
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

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

Dance Information

The Mary Rose was a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. After serving for 33 years in several wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany and after being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545. While leading the attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet, she sank in the Solent, the straits north of the Isle of Wight.

The wreck of the Mary Rose was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in 1982 by the Mary Rose Trust in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.

The remains of the hull are on display at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and an extensive collection of well-preserved artefacts is on display at the nearby Mary Rose Museum.

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Raising Of The Mary Rose

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