Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Blenheim Gardens

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BLENHEIM GARDENS (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Andrew Patterson Berkhamsted Golden Jubilee Book

1- 4 1s cross RSh. 1s+2s change places on sides (1M+2L RH, 1L+2M LH)
5- 8 2s+1s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s cross up, 2s dance down)
9-12 1s followed by 2s dance down behind 3s and 4s to meet partners (2s above 1s) in centre nearer hands joined
13-16 2s followed by 1s dance up. 2s cast into 1st place opposite sides facing down, 1s between 2s facing up
17-20 1s+2s Balance-in-Line (1 bar), set turning about (towards centre) to face opposite direction (1 bar) and Balance-in-Line again (2 bars)
21-24 1s in promenade hold dance ½ reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2L) Finish as Bars 19-20 but 2s on own sides
25-28 Repeat bars 17-20
29-32 1M+2M turn ¾ LH as 1L+2L turn ¾ RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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