Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER (S4x40) 4C set Bessie Smith Martello Tower 3

1- 8 1s advance for 2 steps, hold RH, retire and dance DoSiDo
9-14 1s turn LH (3 bars), 1L dances between 2s and casts back to 1st place as 1M casts to 3rd place (2M+3M step up 13-14)
15-16 1s set to opposite dancer (1L+2M, 1M+3L)
17-20 1L+2s dance RH across but 1L casts to 3rd place Men's side while 2s complete RH across
while 1M+4s dance LH across, 1M dances out through 3M's place to meet partner (behind 3M's place in prom hold facing down)
21-24 1s in prom hold dance down behind 4M and up between 4s to 3rd place and end facing up with nearer hands joined
25-32 1s followed by 4s dance up to top under arches made by 2s+3s, cast on own sides to 4th and 3rd places. 2341
33-40 All circle 8H round and back

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

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