Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE ATHENAEUM (S3x32) 3C Set Alasdair Brown Glasgow 100th Anniversary
1- 8 1s dance down the middle (4 steps), dance up (2 steps) and cast up behind 2s into top place
9-16 1s+2s dance Rose Progression:
9-10 1M+2L set as 1L+2M change places RH
11-12 1M+2L ½ turn 2H to face each other as 2M and 1L dance into partner's place
13-14 2L+1M cast into each other's place as 1L+2M ½ turn 2H to face each other
15-16 2L and 1M dance into 1st/2nd places own sides as 2M and 1L cast to right
17-24 All circle 6H round and back
25-32 2s+1s+3s Set and Rotate for 3 couples:
Set and rotate singly and chase clockwise to form lines of 3 across (Men facing down and Ladies up) all change places RH with partner and chase clockwise to own sides. 312
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The Athenaeum Devised by Alasdair Brown Glasgow 100th Anniversary Number 9
32-bar strathspey for three couples in a three-couple longwise set
1 - 4 1st couple dance down the middle.
5 - 8 1st couple dance up the middle for two steps, releasing hands at the end of bar 6 to cast up behind 2nd couple to original places.
9 - 16 1st and 2nd couples dance the rose progression as follows:
9 - 10 1st woman and 2nd man, giving right hands, change places to face out; 1st man and 2nd woman, facing in diagonally, set.
11 - 12 1st woman dances up the side to 1st man's place; 2nd man dances down the side to 2nd woman's place; 1st man and 2nd woman, giving both hands, turn halfway to face each other with hands joined.
13 - 14 1st man and 2nd woman, pulling back by the right, cast out to 2nd woman's and 1st man's places; 1st woman and 2nd man, giving both hands, turn halfway to face each other with hands joined.
15 - 16 1st woman and 2nd man, pulling back by the right, cast out to 2nd woman's and 1st man's places; 1st man and 2nd woman dance across the set to 2nd man's and 1st woman's places.
17 - 24 All three couples dance six hands round and back.
25 - 32 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance set and rotate for three couples.
Repeat with a new top couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Alasdair Brown)
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Dance InformationThe Athenaeum in Glasgow was the venue for the first meeting of the Scottish Country Dance Society on 26 November, 1923.
(Dance information by the deviser, Alasdair Brown)
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