All Round Will's Mother's
Scottish Country Dance InstructionALL ROUND WILL'S MOTHER'S (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Ayland
1- 8 1s dance down middle. 1M dances below his partner and turns her under his L arm and 1s dance up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s dance double Figs of 8 (2s cross down, 1s out and up)
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on sides. (1s dance out and down to start) but 1s cross up from 3rd place to complete reels on own sides
25-32 1s+3s dance double Figs of 8. (1s dance and down, 3s cross up)
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
ALL ROUND WILL'S MOTHER'S 8x32 Reel Sue Ayland
1-8 1C dance down the middle for 4. On bar 5 1M dances below his partner and turns her under his L arm. They dance up to 2nd place on opposite sides and face out.
9-16 2+1C double Fig of 8, 2C cross down, 1C out and up to begin. 1C face out and down at end.
17-24 2+1+3C reels of 3 on sides. (1C dance out and down to begin.) When 1C reach 3rd place they cross up to finish the reels on own sides. 1C face out and down at end.
25-32 1+3C double Fig of 8. 1C dance down and 3C cross up to begin.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Ayland)
Dance InformationThe deviser of All Round Will's Mother's, Sue Ayland, said that the dance's name was a friend's expression for taking a roundabout route to somewhere.
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