Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RUMBLEDETHUMPS (J4x48) 4C set J Gooch Rose and Thistle
1s and 3s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+4s dance RH across (2s and 3s step up/down), 2s+3s dance RH across (1s and 4s step up/down) all end in original places
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ¾ RH across and chase (2M leading down Ladies' side and 3M leading up on Men's side), 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ¼ RH across to end 4321 with 4s and 2s on opposite sides
17-20 1s and 4s set advancing and turn right about to face corners (3s and 2s having stepped up/down)
21-32 All dance double diagonal reels of 4 and 1s, 4s end by curving back to sides to end 3(4)1(2)
33-48 All dance Grand Chain (2 bars per hand)

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

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