Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

And For The Young Ones

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AND FOR THE YOUNG ONES (J4x32) Sq.Set Anne Dejean RSCDS Book 51

1- 8 All join hands in a circle and Adv&Ret twice
9-16 All turn partner RH, turn partner LH
17-24 All join 2H with partner and slip step towards centre (2 bars), clap x4, slip step back, clap x4
25-32 All dance DoSiDo with partner; Ladies dance clockwise, Men anticlockwise ΒΌ round, passing partner and 1 more dancer RSh (i.e. Ladies on outside, Men inside)

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

Dance Notes

In order to avoid having anyone sit out, this dance can readily be adapted for a triangular set or for any circular set with 5 or more couples.

17-18 Take quite small slip steps, especially in a triangular set.

29-32 Pass partner and one other approaching dancer; take care not to go too far, especially in a large circular set.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

And For The Young Ones - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Circle Of Cheer Painting Image
And For The Young Ones
"Children Dancing In A Ring" Hans Thoma (1839-1924), Oil On Canvas, c. 1872

Image Copyright Hans Thoma [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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