Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Summer Assembly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SUMMER ASSEMBLY (R88) Sq.Set Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 35

1-16 All turn RH and Ladies dance on 1 place clockwise and all set to new partners, turn new partners RH, Ladies dance on 1 place (pass RSh) and set to new partners
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 but all turn LH and Men dancing on anticlockwise (pass LSh)
33-48 1s+3s dance RH across then 1M and 3M followed by partners dance clockwise round outside of set back to original places 2nd and 4th couples repeat
49-56 All Ladies dance Figs of 8 round their partners and corners (start by passing in front of partners)
57-64 All Men dance Figs of 8 round their partners and corners (start by passing in front of partners)
65-80 1s+3s change places (3s making an arch) and set, repeat back to places with 1s making the arch, 2nd and 4th repeat
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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


The Summer Assembly
Roy Goldring   RSCDS Book 35
Reel   88 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Square Set

  1-4   All turn by the right;

  5-6   Mn face anticlockwise WHILE Ls dance clockwise one place;

  7-8   all set;

  9-16 repeat bars 1-8;

17-20 all turn by the left;

21-22 Ls face clockwise WHILE Mn dance anticlockwise one place;

23-24 all set;

25-32 repeat bars 17-24, finishing on opposite sides of the set;

33-36 1s3s right hands across;

37-40 1M followed by 1L dance behind 2s WHILE 3M followed by 3L dance behind 4s, 1s 3s finishing in original places;

41-44 2s4s right hands across;

45-48 2M followed by 2L dance behind 3s WHILE 4M followed by 4L dance behind 1s, 2s4s finishing in original places;

49-56 Ls dance figures of 8 on the side, starting by passing in front of partner and casting round him;

57-64 Mn dance figures of 8 on the side, starting by passing in front of partner and casting round her;

65-66 1s lead under 3s arch;

67-68 1s 3s set to partners;

69-70 3s lead under 1s arch;

71-72 1s 3s set to partners;

73-80 repeat bars 65-72, 2s dancing as 1s, 4s as 3s;

81-88 8 hands round and back.

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


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