Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Assembly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ASSEMBLY (R128) Sq.Set Dances collected by Miss Milligan
Figure 1

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-12 All Ladies dance into centre, turn to face partner and set
13-16 All turn partners to finish Ladies in centre facing partner
17-24 All dance double reels of 4 across the dance to end in original places
25-48 Repeat bars 1-24 with Men in centre

Figure 2
1- 8 Ladies dance 4H round and back
9-12 1L+2L also 3L+4L set and turn
13-16 1L+4L also 2L+3L set and turn
17-20 Ladies dance ½ RH across
21-24 Ladies set and turn opposite man
25-28 Ladies dance ½ LH across to face partner

Figure 3
1- 8 1s+3s advance to ½ turn opposite dancer 2H, retire and ½ turn partner
9-16 2s+4s repeat bars 1-8
17-24 All dance double Ladies' chain
25-28 1s+3s Allemande back to original places
29-32 2s+4s repeat bars 25-28

Figure 4
1- 8 Ladies dance RH across (partners on their left) in St Andrews Cross formation, change to Men dancing LH across in centre back to places
9-16 All set and turn corners, then set and turn partners
17-32 All dance Grand Chain (2 bars to each hand)

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

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