Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CELLARDYKE (R144) 4C set Mary Shoolbraid Brandon Memories of Fife

1- 8 All set and cross passing partner RSh, clap and chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 All repeat back to places
17-24 1s and 3s ½ turn RH into prom hold facing down, set, lead down 1 place and cast up 1 place on opposite sides
25-32 1s and 3s petronella turn and set, turn RH 1¼ times. (1)2(3)4
33-40 Men set advance and Balance-in-Line in centre while Ladies set, Men retire while Ladies advance and Balance-in-Line
41-48 All Ladies dance a Fig of 8 round partner (LSh) and opposite Man, Ladies pass LSh to meet partner in prom hold facing up (1s/3s make quick ½ turn)
49-56 All dance up Middle, down the sides (1s+3s down Men's side and 2s+4s down Ladies' side) and back up the middle ending with 1s and 3s facing down
57-64 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance a Half Rondel:-
' 1s/3s dance down under the arch made by 2s/4s who dance up, Ladies cross in front of Men and all cast to meet the other Lady or Man on the opposite side and join nearer hands, set on opposite sides of the dance and cross LH back to own sides
65-80 Repeat bars 1-16 from new pstns
81-128 Repeat bars 17-80 with new 1st and 3rd couples
129-144 Repeat bars 1-16

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

Dance Notes

57-64 "half rondel" is not the same as half a "rondel". See Half Rondel page for an explanation of the difference.

Dance Information

Cellardyke is a coastal village in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.

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Cellardyke Seafront

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