Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Birthday Dance

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A BIRTHDAY DANCE (J4x32) 4C set Ted Sommerville 11 More South African SCDs
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast in 1 place, 1s+4s dance LH across
9-16 1s and 4s change places RH with corners and 2s+3s dance LH across, all set
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on sides
25-32 All set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across ½ way, 1s+4s dance LH across ½ way while 2s and 3s cross RH, all set. 24(1)(3)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Birthday Cake
"The Birthday Cake" Augusta Ludwig (1834-1901)

Image copyright Augusta Ludwig [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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