Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Vital Spark (Duncan)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE VITAL SPARK (R4x48) Sq.Set J Duncan Helensburgh 50th Anniv

1- 4 All set to partners, ¾ turn RH
5-16 All dance double reels of 4 (giving LH in centre) and end in original places
17-24 All set (facing in), 1s and 3s slip step 1 place to right while 2s and 4s slip step left (1s and 4s pass outside) and repeat but continue in same direction
25-32 Repeat bars 17-24 back to places
33-40 All set to corners and turn RH, Men dance on to next Lady (opposite Lady), turn and Men dance to next Lady (Ladies remain in original place)
41-48 Men turn Ladies and dance to next Lady (partner), all set and ½ turn partner RH into new places (1 place to right of original)

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



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