Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Blainslie Fancy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLAINSLIE FANCY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 5

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH, 1L casts up to face down between 2s as 1M casts down to face up between 3s
9-16 2s+1s+3s set, 1s ¾ turn RH to opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set and 1s ¾ turn LH ready for...
17-24 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across, 1s change places and dance LH across with other couple
25-32 All dance a Big Fig of 8:-
' starting with 1M followed by 2M+2L dances across and down as 1L followed by 3L+3M dances up and across all dancers interweaving when crossing by passing others RSh

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Blainslie Fancy was devised for Robert and Marjorie Hamilton from Blainslie in the Scottish Borders.

Blainslie is in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland about 30 miles south east of Edinburgh.

Bull at Upper Blainslie Image
Bull At Upper Blainslie

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