Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Belgian Folly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BELGIAN FOLLY (J4x40) 4C set Stewart Adam Dunedin Dances Book 2

1- 8 All 4 couples turn partner RH and chase ½ way
9-16 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance RH across, 2L followed by 1L+1M+2M cross and turning left chase anticlockwise round top of set while 3M followed by 4M+4L+3L cross and chase anticlockwise round bottom of set All end in original place but opposite sides
17-24 2s and 4s cross up RH, cast down 1 place into prom hold and dance ½ reel of 3 across with couple above (2s dance to Men's side and 4s to Ladies' side to start)
25-32 2s and 4s release hands and dance up to own sides and dance full reels of 3 across with 1s and 3s in prom hold
33-40 1s and 3s turn RH and cast up (order 1234), 1s lead down to 4th place under arches made by others

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

Dance Information

Devised for the wedding of Christine Archibald and Hugo Aerts (of Belgium) in December 1988.

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