Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alba Place

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALBA PLACE (R4x32) 4C set Sandy Bain All Around the Circle

1- 8 All set advancing and turn partners 2H to face up, 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s dance up and cast to 4321
9-16 All repeat bars 1-8 to original places
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way and 1s+3s dance RH across ½ way, 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way and all cross RH
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

"Alba" is the Gaelic name for "Scotland". In Gaelic, it should be pronounced as "Al~p~" in English with stress on the first syllable and with the convention that "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound. However, in this mixed English/Gaelic title, it is acceptable to pronounce "Alba" as though it were English.
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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