Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Célébrations 2017

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Célébrations 2017
Holly Boyd   RSCDS Montréal
Jig   4 x 48 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s set and rotate, 1s finishing facing up;

  9-16 2s1s3s dance parallel reels of 3 on the sides, 1s giving right shoulder to 2s to start;

17-20 2s1s right hands across;

21-24 1s3s left hands across;

25-28 1s3s4s advance and retire;

29-32 1s 3s 4s turn by the right;

33-40 1s3s4s 6 hands round and back;

41-48 1s3s4s poussette for 3 couples, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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The recommended music is The Merry Reapers (8 x 24 bars) as on the CD, A Camp of Pleasure.

The dance was devised to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

Proclamation Of Canadian Confederation Image
Proclamation Of Canadian Confederation, c. 1867

Image Copyright Royal Proclamation [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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