Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Riding The Border Marches

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RIDING THE BORDER MARCHES (S4x32) 4C set Janet Cook Imperial 4
1s and 2s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set and cross RH into prom hold facing out of ends, 1s and 4s dance round to right round corner and pass LSh to face 3M/2M
9-16 4s+1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2M/3M, 4s and 1s pass LSh to face 3L/2L and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 to end on sides (3)(1)42
17-20 3s facing 1s and 4s facing 2s on sides and set Highland Schottische
21-24 All pass facing person RSh and loop round to left (1s and 4s round dancer in next set or no-one, 3s and 2s round each other) to (1)(3)24
25-32 All dance ½ reel of 4 on sides, 4s+2s and 3s+1s set facing on sides and dance RH across ½ way to end (2)(4)13

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

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