Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Waltham Ladies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WALTHAM LADIES (M-(S64+J32)) Sq.Set Amanda Peart The Sunday Class 1

Strathspey
1- 16 1L (setting) Adv+Ret; then 2L, then 3L, then 4L repeats bars 1-4
17-24 All circle 8H round and back
25-32 1s facing 3s, 2s+4s facing partner to start, dance interlocking R&L (1s with 3s and 2s with 4s)
Chorus
33-40 All set, turn partner ¾ RH; Ladies dance LH across ½ way, turn opposite Man RH
41-48 Ladies dance LH across ½ way, ladies turn partner RH, ladies dance round partner RSh
49-56 Ladies dance anticlockwise round inside of set, take next Man in promenade hold; promenade 1 place, leave Man in new place, dance on and take next Man in promenade hold, promenade 1 place. Finish Men opposite original places, Ladies in centre facing original place
57-64 All turn new partners RH, Ladies dance ½ LH across, turn original partner RH 1¼ times, finish facing partners on sides

Jig
65-96 Repeat Chorus (bars 33-64), ending with birl

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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