Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Anniversary Medley

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ANNIVERSARY MEDLEY (M-S64+R64) Sq.Set Stephen Webb Berkhamsted Golden Jubilee Book

1- 4 All Men dance RH across while Ladies chase anticlockwise to opposite side
5- 8 All Ladies dance LH across, while Men chase clockwise to face partner on opposite side
9-12 All dance ½ Grand Chain to places (Men clockwise, Ladies anticlockwise)
13-16 All 1½ turn RH to face in, with Lady on RHS of partner in original places
17-20 1s+3s dance ½ R&L while 2s and 4s, facing across, set (Highland Schottische)
21-24 2s+4s dance ½ R&L while 1s and 3s, facing across, set (Highland Schottische)
25-28 All Ladies petronella ¼ turn to next place on their right, all set
29-32 All Men petronella ¼ turn to next place on their right and with partner, all set
33-40 Repeat bars 25-32 to original places
41-48 All dance ½ Schiehallion Reel (2 places)
49-56 All promenade anticlockwise ½ way round set, on bar 52 all release RH and Men lead partners to original places to face each other. All set and turn both hands into
57-64 All circle 8H round and back

Reel Repeat bars 1-64 above, except
17-24 Highland Schottische step is replaced with pas-de-basque and balance
57-64 All circle 8H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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