Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The 12th Night Ball

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE 12TH NIGHT BALL (J3x40) 3C set Carole Skinner Four Corners Dance Book

1- 8 1L+3M set, cast 2 places (1L down, 3M up); 1L+3M cross RH back to original places
9-16 1L+3M repeat, crossing LH to place to finish facing down/up
17-24 2L+1s and 2M+3s dance RH across, 2s face 1st corners; 2s+1st corners dance ½ RSh diagonal reel of 4, 2s pass RSh into...
25-32 2M+1L+3L (at top) and 2L+1M+3M (at bottom) dance RH across, 2s end facing 2nd corners; 2s+2nd corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4. 2s end 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(2)(1)
33-40 3s (at top) set, cross RH while 2s+1s dance ½ R&L; 3s turn RH. 312
Note: If danced as 4C set (S8x40) at end of 2nd turn 1s+2s cross RH with partner, turn person on side LH once round and all 3 couples turn RH

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



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