Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bydand (Drewry)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BYDAND (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s ½ turn RH moving down, turn in face up nearer hands joined while 2s cast up and turn to face 1s, 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, 1s cast down to 2nd place while 2s lead up and cross over
17-20 1s cross RH, 1M casts down round 3L to face up and 1L casts up round 2M to face down while 2s+3s set facing (diagonally) and advance 1 step to form a circle with 1s (1L at top, 1M at bottom), retire to sides (2M+3M and 2L+3L on sides retain hands)
21-24 1s change places LH and 1M casts down round 2M as 1L casts up round 3L to 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s set on sides and advance 1 step, retire with partner (Up&Down) 213
25-32 2s+1s+3s set and circle 6H round to left, dance in and spiral out clockwise to places

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

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