Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BELLAHOUSTON (R4x40) 4C Set Alasdair Brown Eglinton Collection
2 chords - on 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite sides

1- 4 2s+3s set, 2s+3s ½ RH turn, release hands
5- 8 2s+3s dance RH across once round in middle, pull back RSh at the end to finish 2s facing 1s also 3s facing 4s (men facing ladies). 2s and 3s are back to back in the middle
9-16 2s+3s dance "Hello-Goodbye" setting to finish with 3s facing 1s and 2s facing 4s
17-20 All turn facing person RH to finish on the sides
17-20 All turn facing person RH to finish on the sides. 1(3)2(4)
21-24 All dance set and link in tandem:
 All set. The dancers in the top 2 Ladies' places and the dancers in the bottom 2 Men's places cast with the outside dancer casting in one place and the inside dancer casting to the other end of the set, while the dancers in the top 2 men's place and the dancers in the bottom two Ladies' places dance forwards (the outside dancers moving one place, the inside dancers moving to the other end of the set) 21(4)(3)
25-26 1s+4s set
27-30 1s+4s dance 4 bars of La Baratte:
 27-28 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
 29-30 Man retraces steps with Lady turning under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
31-32 1s+4s dance ½ LH across to finish on the side. 24(1)(3)
33-40 All dance reels of 4 on the sides with 1M and 4L also 1L and 4M passing RSh at the end. 24(1)(3)

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

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