Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Carmichael Square

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CARMICHAEL SQUARE (R4x40) Sq.Set James McMillan Glasgow 85th Anniversary

1- 8 2s and 4s set to and change places with partner as 1s+3s set and change places RH with opposite person to end in middle 1s facing up and 3s down, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way ending BtoB with partner facing 2s/4s
9-16 All dance first 6 bars reels of 4 across ending 1s and 3s on sides with 2s+4s in middle, 2s+4s dance LH across ½ way to end 2L+4M BtoB facing 1s and 4L+2M BtoB facing 3s
17-24 All dance first 6 bars reels of 4 across ending 2s and 4s on sides with 1s and 3s in middle, 1s+3s dance LH across ½ way to end in middle (1M facing 4W with partner behind him and 3M facing 2L with partner behind him)
25-32 1M (followed by partner) dance tandem reel of 3 across (RSh to 4L) also 3M dances similarly (RSh to 2L) and end in square set opposite original place all facing partner (1s and 3s may dance an alternating reel)
33-40 All set to partners and change places RH, (Ladies facing out) and all dance 4 bars of Schiehallion reels

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

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