Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Wee Green Book

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WEE GREEN BOOK (R96) Sq.Set Gillian Jennings Sixth Catherine de Barnes Coll of SCDs

1- 8 All set and turn RH, all turn corners LH into lines of 4 across for reels (1s+3s BtoB in middle)
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 across (1s with 4M+2L, 3s with 2M+4L), 1s and 3s end with ½ turn LH into prom hold facing in and to right
17-24 1s and 3s in prom hold dance reels of 3 on sides (1s with 4s, 3s with 2s) and all end in original places (1s+4L also 3s+2L pass LSh to start)
25-32 All circle 8H round and back
33-40 All set and Men set again as all Ladies set advancing, Ladies dance RH across
41-48 Ladies dance Fig of 8 round partner and corner (RSh round partner)
49-56 All set and Ladies set again as all Men set advancing, Men dance LH across
57-64 Men dance Fig of 8 round partner and corner (LSh round partner, RSh round corner), finish in places
65-72 All set and turn partner RH, all turn corners LH into lines of 4 up/down for reels (2s+4s BtoB with partners in middle)
73-80 All dance RSh reels of 4 (2s with 1M+3L, 3s with 3M+1L), 2s and 4s end with ½ turn LH into prom hold facing inwards and to right
81-88 2s and 4s in prom hold dance reels of 3 across (2s with 1s, 4s with 3s) and end in original places (2s+1L also 4s+3L pass LSh to start)
89-96 All circle 8H round and back

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


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'Wee Green Book' is the nick-name for the publication 'Scottish Country Dances In Diagrams' First published by Mr F. L. Pilling in 1955.

The diagrams contained within the Wee Green Book were the forerunners of Keith Rose's crib diagrams.

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