Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rubies And Thistles

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RUBIES AND THISTLES (R4x40) 4C set M Pringle

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance 4H round, 2s lead up and 3s down, cross and cast, to form a St Andrews Cross with corners all facing clockwise
9-16 All dance round in St Andrews Cross formation back to places
17-24 2s and 3s dance RH across, set and cross to own sides
25-32 1s cross RH, turn 2s LH, turn each other RH and turn 3s LH (similar to Strip the Willow)
33-40 1s turn each other RH, turn 4s LH and all turn partners with kilt grip

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



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