Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sloane Square

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SLOANE SQUARE (S64) Sq.Set Howard Steventon London Jubilee

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All turn RH and Ladies cast behind partner to dance RH across in centre and back to places
17-24 All turn LH and Men cast behind partners to dance LH across in centre and back to places
25-32 1s+2L+4M also 3s+2M+4L dance reel of 4 across (1s and 3s pass partners LSh to start)
33-40 2s+1M+3L also 4s+1L+3M dance reels of 4 up/down (2s and 4s pass partners LSh to start)
41-48 All set to and turn corners RH and dance ½ Grand Chain commencing RH to corner
49-56 All turn corners RH and turn partners LH and dance ½ Grand Chain commencing LH to partners
57-64 All circle 8H round and back

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


Sloane Square
Howard Steventon   London Jubilee Book (1979)
Strathspey   64 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Square Set

  1-8   8 hands round and back;

  9-10 all turn partners by the right;

11-12 Ls cast behind partners and meet in the centre;

13-16 Ls right hands across;

17-18 all turn partners by the left;

19-20 Mn cast behind partners and meet in the centre;

21-24 Mn left hands across;

25-32 4M1s2L (at top) 4L3s2M (at bottom) crescent reels of 4 (1s 3s pass partners by the left to start and cast away from each other at the end);

33-40 1L4s3M 1M2s3L (on the sides) crescent reels of 4 (4s 2s pass partners by the left to start) finishing all facing away from partners;

41-44 all set to and turn first corners by the right retaining hold to face corners;

45-48 all grand chain halfway;

49-50 all turn first corners by the right;

51-52 all turn partners by the left retaining hold to face partners;

53-56 all grand chain halfway (going back on the same half of the set);

57-64 8 hands round and back.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Instruction Videos

Sloane Square - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Sloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of the central London districts of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea; it forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.

Sloane Square was named after Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet, (1660 - 1753) born in Killyleagh of Ulster-Scots descent. He was a polymath, a physician and collector, notable for bequeathing his collection to the nation, thus providing the foundation of the British Museum and is also credited with inventing milk chocolate.

Sloane Square Image
Sloane Square


Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Sloane Square article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Sir Hans Sloane article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright C.G.P. Grey licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Sloane Square' page