The Argyll Square
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE ARGYLL SQUARE (J96) Sq.Set Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 43
1- 8 1s+3s dance RH across, 1s and 3s dance out through 2s/4s back to places (Ladies between and Men round side couples)
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across, 1s and 3s dance out through 4s/2s back to places (Men between and Ladies round side couples)
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16
33-40 1s and 3s set to partners, change places RH, 1L+3L change places LH, 1M+3M change places RH (1L and 3L now on partner's left)
41-48 All Ladies dance R&L (1L+2L also 3L+4L start RH)
49-56 All Men dance R&L (1M+4M and 2M+3M start RH)
57-64 2s and 4s set to partners, change places RH, 2L+4L change places LH, 2M+4M change places RH (2L and 4L now on partner's left)
65-72 All turn partners RH 1¼ times (Ladies' backs to centre), all set, all ¾ turn partners LH to end facing corners
73-80 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (RSh round corner, pass partner LSh, RSh round other corner and pass partner LSh to place)
81-88 All Ladies dance in front of corner, behind opposite Man to original places, Men dance in front of 'new' corner, behind partner to places
89-96 All circle 8H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosThe Argyll Square - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis dance, The Argyll Square, was devised in 2000 for the Argyll Scottish Dancing Group which originated at Argyle Street School in the Kings Cross area of London in the early 1950s.
Argyll Square, near King's Cross, London, is a recreational space used by the local community with grass, trees, flowers, seats and a multi-use games area.
Argyle Square, Near King's Cross, London
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