Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alistair's Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALISTAIR'S DANCE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Holly Boyd Célébrations

1- 8 1s+2s+3s turn partner RH (4 bars); all chase clockwise ½ round to opposite sides. (3)(2)(1)
9-16 Mirror reels of 3 on sides (3s in/down, 2s out/up, 1s in/up) giving hands where possible
17-24 3s followed by 2s+1s (who dance up to start) dance down middle; Bar 21: Ladies dance under Men's right arm to change sides and all dance up, 1s+2s remain in centre facing partner, 3s end in 3rd place
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

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

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