Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Balgowan House

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BALGOWAN HOUSE (S4x32) 4C set Bardill/Prince

1- 4 1M+2M also 3L+4L cross passing partner RSh and cast up/down 2 places to end on sides with 4L facing 1M and 3L facing 2M
5- 8 4L+1M turn 1½ LH and dance out through each others place while 3L+2M twirl and dance towards each other, 4L+1M cast to original places while 3L+2M turn ¾ LH to end in original places
9-16 3M+4M also 1L+2L repeat above figure but pass partners LSh and turn RH in middle
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across, 2s+3s dance RH across and twirl back to places
25-28 4s lead up to top and cast into 1st places as 1s+2s+3s Set (Men change feet moving left to start) and 3s lead up behind 4s then cast to 2nd places as 1s+2s cast down 2 places to end 4312
29-32 All set and turn partner 2H

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

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