Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Blue Shoes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BLUE SHOES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Gordon Lloyd Oxford University SD Society

1- 8 1s dance down, cast down behind 3s, cross up LH, cast up behind 2s, dance down to 2nd place BtoB in centre facing opposite sides (2s step up 7-8)
9-12 1s join hands with corners and all set, 2nd step 1s rotate ¼ right, join hands (1M+3s, 1L+2s) and all set. End 1L facing up, 1M facing down
13-16 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1L+2L and 1M+3M pass RSh). 1s end 2nd place BtoB in centre facing own sides
17-20 Repeat bars 9-12. End 1L facing down, 1M facing up
21-24 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1L+2M and 1M+3L pass RSh). 1s end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s turn 1st corner LH, 2nd corner RH and pass RSH to end 2nd place own side

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


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