Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bridesmaid's Posy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BRIDESMAID'S POSY (R4x32) 4C set Bardill/Prince 2006

1- 4 1s dance in and down, rotate (1M clockwise, 1L anticlockwise) to face down in line between 2s while 2s Set&Rotate (2M clockwise, 2L anticlockwise) to face up; 1s+2s Balance-in-Line
5- 8 2s dance up to 1st place and stand while 1s+3s repeat 1-4, 1s turning inwards to face up on bar 8
9-16 1s in prom. hold dance ½ reel of 3 on Ladies' side (LSh to 2L), 1s dance ½ reel of 3 across (RSh to 2M)
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on Men's side (LSh to 3M), 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 2M), 1s end facing in centre between 2s (1M facing up, 1L facing down) joining 2H, 3s+2s+4s step up
25-28 1s dance down middle 4 pas-de-basque steps (as in Poussette - move, ½ turn, move, ½ turn) to 4th place while 3s+2s+4s set; 3s cast 1 place, 2s dance to top, 4s set rotating (4L clockwise, 1M anticlockwise)
29-32 2s+3s+4s turn RH once round while 1s turn RH 1¼ to own sides. 2341

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

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