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Best Set In The Hall

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BEST SET IN THE HALL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Helen Greenwood RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s set and 1L followed by partner casts below 3s. 1L Crosses&Casts up to face her 1st corner while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corner
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st corner person set and 1st corner persons dance RSh round each other into diagonal opposite corners while 1s dance in and pivot to right to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners and end passing RSh to 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way and turn partners RH

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


Best Set in the Hall
Helen Greenwood   RSCDS Book 46
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1s set, 1L turning on the spot to finish facing out;

  3-6   1s chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing below 3s on opposite sides;

  7-8   1L cast up, dance in and pull left shoulder back WHILE 1M dance up and pull right shoulder back to finish back-to-back facing first corners;

  9-10 1s set to first corners;

11-12 1s pull right shoulder back and dance out to partner's first corner position WHILE first corners advance and pull right shoulder back to finish facing the corner position just vacated;

13-14 1s set to the facing corner person;

15-16 first corners (persons) pull right shoulder back and dance out to their opposite corner position WHILE 1s advance, giving right shoulder, and pull right shoulder back to finish back-to-back facing second corners;

17-22 1s repeat bars 9-16 with second corners;

23-24 second corners (persons) pull right shoulder back and dance out to their opposite corner position WHILE 1s cross, passing right shoulder, to finish 3s1s2s, all on opposite sides;

25-28 all chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides;

29-32 all turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

10-10 1s turn ¼ on the spot ready for the next movement.

14-14 Corners (persons) turn ¼ on the spot ready for the next movement.


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