Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Xs And Os

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Xs And Os by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Jig for 4C (Square Set)

1-4 1C and 3C dance a half ladies' chain.
5-8 1W followed by 3M dance behind 2C and dance into set, 1W pass outside 2W, 3M pass between 2C; end facing partners in the center of the dance. 3W and 1M dance a similar track behind 4C.
9-16 1C and 3C dance the poussette; on the last 2 bars, 1M turns over LS and dances to 3W position, 1W follows to 3M position, 3M does similarly to end in 1W position, 3W to 1M position.
17-18 1C and 3C turn ½ way LH.
19-22 2C and 4C dance ½ rights and lefts, beginning by giving RH to the person across the dance.
23-24 All 4 couples set.
25-32 All turn partners RH once round in 2 bars, turn corner LH once round in 2 bars, turn partner RH into promenade position in 2 bars, then promenade CCW one place.
Repeat 4 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Oct 2000)

Dance Notes

Suggested music is 4x32 Jigs from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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