Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Silver City

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THE SILVER CITY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Silver City Book

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 across with 2s giving RSh to 2M, 2s dance into 1st place as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corner RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH, ½ turn partner LH to end 1L facing 2s and 1M facing 3s
25-32 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple

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


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The Silver City (also The Granite City) is a nickname for Aberdeen, Scotland. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content.
Aberdeen, Silver/Granite City Image
The Atholl Hotel, Aberdeen Showing Granite-Work Tracery And Pinnacles


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