Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALBA (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Mary Pasqua Millennium Dances

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s set to 2s, 1s cast to 2nd place while 2s dance up casting to 1st place
9-16 1s+3s repeat bars 1-8. 231
17-24 3s set to 1s and change places on sides (Ladies RH and Men LH), 2s set to 1s and change places on sides (other hand)
25-32 1s+2s dance the Bourrel:
 1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way,
 set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places

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

Dance Information

"Alba" is the Gaelic name for "Scotland". 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.
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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