Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Talisman

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TALISMAN (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Alexander Book 1

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, cross passing LSh and dance RSh round 1st corner to end in centre side by side - M facing up and L down
9-16 1s dance RH across with corners, turn LH 1½ times while corners dance clockwise ½ way
17-24 1s repeat above Fig and end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting and end facing 3rd corners
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 (RSh to 3rd corner) on own sides and ¾ turn LH to end in 2nd place

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


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A talisman (from Greek telesma or from the Greek word "telein" which means "to initiate into the mysteries") is an amulet or other object considered to possess supernatural or magical powers. Talismen are believed to contain certain magical properties which would provide good luck for the possessor and possibly offer protection from evil or harm.
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