Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Battle Of The Shirts

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BATTLE OF THE SHIRTS (R4x32) 4C set Janet Cook Imperial Book 5
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s/3s and end between 2s/3s in lines across, 1s+2s Adv&Ret as 4s+3s Ret&Adv
9-16 All dance reels of 4 across 1s and 4s end in middle BtoB facing corners
17-24 1s and 4s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting and on bars 23-24 end with 1M and 4M crossing RH to face out (1M on L side, 4M on M side) while others pas-de-basque turning around as 4L ends facing down between 2s and 1L facing up between 3s
25-32 1M and 4M followed by partners cast to right around corner (3M/2M) into centre, loop round to right and cast around next corner (3L/2L) then cross to other side. 24(1)(3)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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